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If the responsibility for establishing constituencies remains with the CEC, as envisaged by the draft, it is recommended that the law provides more detailed criteria and that the above outlined concerns are addressed through corresponding provisions and adjustments. Alternatively, in line with the Code of Good Practice, consideration could also be given to setting up a special independent body enjoying public trust to establish and to review constituency boundaries. As per international good practice, the constituency delimitation process could include a geographer, a sociologist and a balanced representation of parties and representatives of national minorities. Irrespective of the final composition of the body, it is recommended that it be clearly mandated to ensure broad and inclusive consultations with all the relevant stakeholders. It should be also pointed out that an administrative territorial reform is ongoing in the Republic of Moldova. The outcomes of merging and re-organising territorial units should also be carefully considered during the constituency delimitation process.