38. Is there a ban on vote buying? - Moldova, Republic of

Moldova, Republic of
38. Is there a ban on vote buying?

(5) Electoral contestants are prohibited from offering money to voters, from distributing material goods to them free of charge, including from humanitarian aid or other charitable actions.
Source: Art. 41(5), Electoral Code, 1997
(amended 2020)

(1) Offering or giving money, goods, services or other benefits for the purpose of determining the voter to exercise or not to exercise his electoral rights in the parliamentary, presidential, local elections or in the referendum is punishable by a fine of 550 to 850 conventional units or imprisonment from one to 5 years, and the legal person is punished by a fine of 4,000 to 6,000 conventional units with deprivation of the right to engage in a particular activity or with the liquidation of the legal person.
Source: Art. 181(1), Criminal Code, 2002 (amended 2020)