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According to Article 102 of the draft law, candidates for the office of President of the Republic must submit lists with 15,000 support signatures of voters from at least half of the second level administrative and territorial divisions of the country. This number of required signatures is below the limit of one per cent of registered voters provided for by the Code of Good Practice in Electoral Matters.9 The minimum number of valid signatures for each territory is 600. While this amount may be easier to attain for political organisations with an extended and existing regional structure than for (independent) candidates with a more limited local presence, it is sufficiently low considering the number of voters in the second level administrative units (the unit with the lowest number of registered voters is Basarabeasca, with 24,318 voters).