U.S. Embassy Statement/ 06.25.2018

The U.S. Embassy in Moldova notes the Supreme Court of Justice’s decision to uphold the invalidation of the June 3 Chisinau mayoral election results. Free, fair, and transparent elections are the foundations of any democracy and must comply with international norms. Any alleged irregularities should be addressed in a way that respects the rule of law and democratic principles of government, including the will of the people as expressed through elections. Judicial independence is a key democratic principle, and today’s ruling has reinforced the public’s perception of political interference in the judiciary of the Republic of Moldova.