Svante Stockselius: 'No irregularities in Moldova'

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According to Eurovision Song Contest supervisor Svante Stockselius, there have been no irregularities with the Moldovan votes in the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest final. Due to technical problems in Moldova, their back up jury was used. Earlier this week Moldovan media reported that Moldova could be disqualified from next year's contest due to irregularities with the voting.

On 9th June the Moldova news agency Moldova Azi reported that “Moldova risks being sanctioned and excluded from the ranks of the countries to participate in the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest on account of the dubious Chisinau televoting results for the current edition that took place in Kyiv.

As earlier reported, Moldova did not agree with the results of the Moldovan vote in the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest final. The fact that Romania did not receive their 12 points was the main reason to launch the discussion. The matter even reached the parliament in the capital Chisinau.

We have also heard of the discussions in Moldova and therefore of course looked closely into it,” Eurovision Song Contest supervisor Svante Stockselius reacts to “They had a technical problem with their televoting on the final. The total amount of televotes were too low according to our new rule and we needed to go to their back up jury.

In other words, the Moldovan back up jury awarded 12 points to the Latvian entry and only 7 points to the Romanian representatives Luminita Anghel & Sistem. Svante Stockselius stresses on the fact that no irregularities have occured in the Moldovan voting results.

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Moldova Azi: “Details of Chisinau televoting for Eurovision-2005 remain secret”

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