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Given the importance of a change to the electoral system, it is important that reform takes place following an inclusive and thorough process of public consultation. In the Republic of Moldova, a change to either a mixed system or a uninominal system has been discussed for several years, but the current draft law appears to have been hastily introduced to the Parliament. The first reading of the draft law on May 5 did not previously appear on the Parliament’s agenda, but was added to the agenda by the Speaker on the same day. During the visit to Chișinău, all parties apart from the supporters of both draft laws expressed regrets as to the haste and procedure with which such an essential draft law was introduced to the Parliament. A number of parliamentary and non-parliamentary parties as well as representatives of established civil society organisations voiced concern with regard to the proposed reform.