Moldova to hold referendum on constitutional amendment for EU accession

20 May
Parliament of Moldova (photo credit: Guttorm Flatabø via flickr)
Parliament of Moldova (photo credit: Guttorm Flatabø via flickr)
The presidential election and the national constitutional referendum on Moldova’s accession to the European Union will take place on October 20, as Parliament decided on Thursday. At the same time, through an amendment, the lawmakers modified the question that will be put to the voters, who will say whether they agree with the amendment of the Constitution or not, IPN reports. Initially, the draft decision suggested that the referendum should address the question “Are you for the Republic of Moldova’s accession to the European Union?”. However, following an amendment proposed by Veronica Roșca, chairwoman of the Parliament’s committee on legal affairs, appointments and immunities, the question was modified as: “Are you for amending the Constitution to permit the Republic of Moldova’s accession to the European Union?” [ . . . ] The referendum on the Republic of Moldova’s accession to the European Union was announced by President Maia Sandu during an event at which the head of state informed that she would run for a new presidential term.
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