Electoral campaign balance sheet: 35 criminal records following electoral incidents

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Over 300 complaints for corruption deeds and violations of the electoral law have been registered during the one-month campaign, with 35 criminal files being opened. The Interior Ministry announced on Thursday that over 45,000 forces would be deployed for the elections’ day on Sunday.

The ministry oversaw 427 electoral gatherings in 286 localities. Overall, the legal provisions of the electoral campaign have been observed. We had less incidents and complaints than in other previous election campaign. During November 11-December 8, 308 complaints have been filed. 26 haven’t confirmed and another 21 have been sent for a solution to the Permanent Electoral Authority.

Following checks, 164 people have been sanctioned and 35 criminal files have been opened, with 21 for corrupting the voters. This figure also comprises those files mentioned by various political leaders in the public space, as they expressed concern related to the manner the Interior ministry is monitoring these complaints. I want to assure that there was no complaint in this period that shouldn’t have been monitored by the ministry according to the law,” Interior Minister Dragos Tudorache said.

In Mures, part of the ballot papers (those for the Senate vote) will be re-printed. “The decision was due to the bad quality of the paper of the first lot of the ballot papers delivered by a company contracted by Mures Prefecture,” minister Tudorache explained.

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