As many as 19 polling stations to be opened for Romania's forthcoming polls in Moldova

People holding Romanian citizenship will be able to vote within 19 polling stations opened in Moldova on 9 December, Romanian Ambassador to Moldova Marius Lazurca said on December 4.

Lazurca said that the polling stations will be opened from 07:00 to 21:00. Four out of the 19 polling stations will be opened in Chisinau: two - at the Consular office, one - at the Gheorghe Asachi Lyceum and the fourth one - at the Gaudeamus lycem.

Polling stations will be also opened in Balti, Ungheni, Cahul, Ialoveni, Stefan Voda, Orhei, Nisporeni, Causeni, Hincesti, Calarasi, Soroca, Cimislia, Cantemir, Telenesti and Drochia on 9 December.

Romanians will be able to vote following such documents: special Romanian passport with the residence in Moldova or Romanian passport together with Moldovan identity card, and the citizens who are staying in Moldova on the basis of a residence permit will present their ordinary Romanian passport with this permit.

Lazurca said that only Romanians in transit will not be able to vote. He asked the Romanians from Moldova to check up their documents forehand, and to be sure of their validity. He noted that for additional information, the embassy opened a call-center: 022 855 003.

Lazurca said that it is difficult to assess how many citizens will come at the polling stations in Moldova. «According to the practice of the earlier polls, over 10,000 citizens might be present at the ballot in Moldova», he said.

Adapted from Moldpres