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Paragraph 35

The thresholds for political parties to enter the Parliament, as stipulated in Article 86 (2) of the current Electoral Code and replicated in Article 89 (2) of the draft, remain high. The Venice Commission and the OSCE/ODIHR have consistently recommended lowering the thresholds in the Republic of Moldova. In particular, this issue should be reconsidered if a mixed system favouring larger parties is introduced. Five party lists obtained seats in the last elections and a lower threshold would not necessarily lead to an overly fragmented Parliament unable to function.