This was announced by the second-place candidate of the PAS party, Sergiu Stanciu. According to him, the elections were rigged.
“They violated the law and defied the rule of law by using administrative resources, the mayor’s office and the district council. They organized the process of vote buying through the direct participation of polling stations’ chairmen and operators, conducted election campaigning at polling stations on voting day and, worst of all, forced some citizens to vote through threats and blackmail.
They hurled all their efforts into this struggle, including through parties and puppet candidates. Overnight, they inflated the electoral competitor in order to hedge against a possible second round. All this is happening before our eyes and in front of clearly powerless authorities,” Stanciu wrote on Facebook.
The PAS candidate in Orhei also says they have “enough evidence and arguments to remove these competitors from the electoral race.”
“We will challenge these results. The result would have been different without fraud and bribed votes.”
As a reminder, according to the results of the voting, the candidate of the Alternative Force for Moldova’s Salvation party, Tatiana Cociu, will become the mayor of Orhei municipality, having gained 57.59% of the total votes cast.