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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA

of December 21, 2007 No. 294-XVI

About political parties

(as amended on 31-03-2022)

The parliament adopts this organic law.

Chapter I. General provisions and principles

Article 1. Political parties

(1) Political parties are the voluntary, having the status of the legal entity associations of citizens of the Republic of Moldova with voting power which by means of joint activities and on the basis of the principle of free participation promote forming, expression and realization of the political will.

(2) Being democratic institutes of the constitutional state, political parties are supported by democratic values and political pluralism, promote forming of public opinion, participate by means of promotion and support of candidates in elections and forming of bodies of the public power, stimulate participation of citizens in elections, participate through the representatives in legal implementation of the power in the state, perform other activities according to the law.

(3) the structures dealing with special problems of separate social or professional groups can create Political parties in the structure.

(4) for the purpose of realization of the political will of batch can join the international political organizations.

Article 2. Territorial principle of the organization of political parties

(1) Political parties will be organized by the principle of the administrative-territorial device of the Republic of Moldova.

(2) the territory which is under jurisdiction of the Republic of Moldova shall be the Location of governing bodies, branches and structures of political parties.

(3) the structures and bodies in organizations, the organizations and at the companies cannot create Political parties.

Article 3. Restrictions of activities of political parties

(1) Political parties which by means of the charter, programs and/or the activities oppose sovereignty, territorial integrity of the country, democratic values and law and order of the Republic of Moldova use the illegal or violent means not compatible to the basic principles of democracy for realization of the tasks are prohibited.

(2) Accession of political parties to the international political organizations, the purposes or activities of which are not compatible to the provisions provided by part (1), it is forbidden.

(3) Political parties cannot perform the military or militarized activities, and also any other activities forbidden by the law.

(4) Any intervention in internal affairs of political parties, behind the exceptions provided by the law, is forbidden.

(5) In the Republic of Moldova creation and activities of batches and other political organizations of other states, and also their branches and structures are not allowed.

(6) Creation and activities of political parties on the basis of discrimination on the basis of race, nationality, ethnic origin, language, religion, floor, property status or social origin are forbidden.

Article 4. Attributes of political parties

(1) Each political party has full name, the abbreviated name and the symbolics.

(2) Full name, the abbreviated name and symbolics of political party shall differ from the name and symbolics of other batches registered earlier in the Republic of Moldova. Use by batches of identical graphical symbols irrespective of geometrical form in which they are placed is not allowed.

(3) the Attributes specified in part (1), shall not reproduce or be combined with the state symbolics of the Republic of Moldova, other states, international organizations, religious cults, and also shall not propagandize the purposes and the directions provided by parts (1) and (2) Article 3.

(4) Political parties have the right to use symbolics of the international political organizations into which they enter, as such or in specific combination.

(5) Voided according to the Law of the Republic of Moldova of 14.05.2015 No. 95

Article 5. State support of political parties

(1) For the purpose of assistance to high-quality public administration the state keeps development of political parties. For this purpose this law and other regulations establish legal mechanisms of functioning of political parties and their structures, and also financings of batches from private sources and the government budget.

(2) Discrimination of political parties when rendering the state support is not allowed.

(3) the State support of political parties is performed only on legal causes.

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