Principles of Participation in Elections
(1) Moldovan citizens shall participate in elections on the basis of universal, equal, direct, secret, and freely expressed suffrage.
(2) Participation in elections is based on citizens’ free will (voluntary). Nobody shall be entitled to exercise pressure on voters to force them to participate or not in elections, nor on the expression of voters’ preferences.
(3) Moldovan citizens residing out of the country shall enjoy full voting rights under the present Code. Diplomatic and consular missions are required to provide proper environment so that these citizens may enjoy the right of suffrage.