The SCJ to Consider the CEC's Petition for Polling Stations Abroad on June 22

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The Supreme Court of Justice (SCJ) accepted the appeal of the Central Election Commission (CEC), which appealed the decision of the Appeals Chamber to open 191 polling stations abroad in early elections. The appeal will be considered on June 22 at 15:00, tv8.md reports. On Friday, the CEC appealed to the SCJ against the decision of the Appeals Chamber regarding the number of polling stations abroad. On June 17, the panel of judges of the Appeals Chamber ordered the CEC to reconsider its decision on the number of polling stations abroad, in which it was decided to keep 146 polling stations for the diaspora. After the decision of the Chisinau Court of Appeal on June 18, representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and members of the CEC discussed the issue at a meeting, but the decision was not announced. Let us recall that despite the fact that MFAEI proposed to open 191 polling stations for the diaspora, the Central Election Commission initially decided to open 139 polling stations abroad, but this decision drew criticism from many electoral competitors and Moldovans living abroad. Moreover, there were protests in front of the CEC against this decision. Subsequently, the members of the commission held another meeting, where they decided on seven additional polling stations for Moldovans from the diaspora, increasing their number to 146.
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