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In view of yesterday’s decision of the Chisinau City Court to not validate the election of Andrei Nastase as Mayor of Chisinau, it is essential that the appeal proceedings are held in a fair and fully transparent manner. Mr Nastase was elected at the mayoral elections on 3 June with a popular support of the Chisinau electorate, as recognised also by observers. It is of utmost importance that the will of the voters is respected.
The European Union expects the Republic of Moldova to guarantee the functioning of democratic mechanisms, in line with international standards and commitments under the EU-Moldova Association Agreement, including when it comes to elections.
The EU made these points at today's EU-Moldova Sub-Committee on Freedom, Security and Justice, which took place in Brussels.