Elections

Elections

In defense of democracy - we are against the implementation of the "pure uninominal voting system"

read the article »Published: Thursday, 10 May 2012 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

Fair Elections 2.0

By ignoring international and local standards on fair elections, electoral opponents already started the political campaign, although the law does not allow them to reveal their platforms and political principles. Moreover, public authorities, both local and national, use funds from the state budget for election advertising, an action which is immoral and also illegal. We believe, based on our precedent election experiences, that in the following period these kind of practices will increase, thus affecting the quality of the voting system.

read the article »Published: Monday, 23 April 2012 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

Protest against the proposal to introduce the single-round majority uninominal system

We express dismay and concern in regard to PDL and USL leaders' latest declarations concerning the implementation of the single-round majority uninominal vote system in this year's parliamentary elections.

read the article »Published: Friday, 20 April 2012 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

Mr. Ciuhodaru considers that voters are "defective"

ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency considers that the draft law which forces citizens to vote on election days is the wrong solution for the low turnout in Romania

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 18 April 2012 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

Merging elections, the "Trojan horse" of Romanian democracy

Taking into consideration the latest proposals concerning the election law, the 2012 Coalition for Fair Elections demands the withdrawal of the draft law on the merger of elections in 2012 from public agenda.

read the article »Published: Monday, 12 December 2011 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

The act of minimizing elections and campaign - a profound anti-democratic measure

The organisation's statement in regard to the draft law on the organisation and unfolding of elections for local public administration authorities and elections for Chamber of Deputies and Senate in 2012 and, also, the initiative to amend the Law no. 215/2001 on Local Public Administration were published on the Ministry of Administration and Interior's site.

read the article »Published: Monday, 12 December 2011 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

Don't crush democracy!

Coalition 2012 for Fair Elections' position towards the merging of local and legislative elections and the amending of the Election Law fo 2012

Taking into account the initiative of the political parties in power to merge elections and amend the voting system for the next year's elections, the Coalition 2012 for Fair Elections expresses its concern in regard to the possible devastating effects of these changes on Romania's already precarious level of democracy.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 16 November 2011 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

Post-event Press Release - Conference on the launch of the Coalition 2012 for Fair Elections

The exam of true democracy: fair elections

Press release: September 28th, 2011.

In full economic crisis - whose endurance and dimension are testing democratic societies, taking into account the frequent anti-democratic drifts, the increase of racism and populist tendencies in Romania and in Europe and understanding the importance of the year 2012 for the consolidation of the democratic process that finds itself today to be in a serious deadlock, ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency, the Pro Democracy Association, the Center for Legal Resources, the organisation Romani CRISS and Transparency International Romania decided to come together and found the Coalition 2012 for Fair Elections. The Coalition intends to ensure a favourable climate for the organisation of fair elections in Romania.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 28 September 2011 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

A plea for an authentic democracy

ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency and the Pro Democracy Association launched a plea today to officials and political institutions for starting a structured and responsible process of systematic and honest consultations with the Romanian society on the constitutional or administrative reforms, but also on the organisation of a national referendum concerning the change of the administrative map of the country.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 14 June 2011 · comments · Good Governance, , Rapid Response

A plea for preserving the current electoral system

The civil society requests that the President send back the law on single-ballot election of mayors.

The partner organizations of the  Alliance for the Rule of Law – ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency, the Pro Democracy Association and the Center for Legal Resources sent to the President Traian Basescu a “plea for preserving a competitive voting system for the election of mayors and for ensuring the highest electoral representativity for the entire local community”.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 2 June 2011 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

Transparency, a means to a fair electoral system

The Pro Democracy Association, ActiveWatch-MMA, "Cartel ALFA" Confederation and Center for Legal Resources request the specialized authorities to take the necessary measures for resolving in the most transparent manner the appeals which report irregularities of the voting process in November 22nd and December 6th 2009.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 8 December 2009 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

The Alliance for the Rule of Law appealed the referendum to the Constitutional Court

The Pro Democracy Association and ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency, represented by lawyer Liviu Popescu, made an appeal to the Constitutional Court in which they requested the Court to dismiss the President's decree on the organisation of the referendum and the nullification of the results.

read the article »Published: Monday, 23 November 2009 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

Election day started with missing stamps and threatened observers

The deficient training of the electoral bureau members and the lack of information campaigns have taken their toll on today's voting. The first hours of the presidential election day revealed once more a series of long-standing irregularities in the Romanian voting process.

read the article »Published: Sunday, 22 November 2009 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

Observers of some fictitious organisations are monitoring the voting in November 22nd and December 6th lections

The Alliance for Fair Elections, composed of the Pro Democracy Association, ActiveWatch-Media Monitoring Agency (MMA), Cartel Alfa Confederation and the Center for Independent Journalism, points out to the danger of compromising national observers and the civil society's efforts to monitor in an objective manner the voting as a result of the increasing numbers of fictitious organisations accredited to monitor elections.

read the article »Published: Monday, 9 November 2009 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

The Alliance for Fair Election's program for the presidential election campaign

The Alliance for Fair Elections, composed of the Pro Democracy Association, Activewatch-Media Monitoring Agency and Cartel Alfa Confederation, would like to invite you Monday, October 19th, at a press conference where we will launch the program for the presidential election campaign.

read the article »Published: Friday, 16 October 2009 · comments · Good Governance, Rapid Response

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