September 23, 2021

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Pro-Europeans often win assembly elections in Moldova

Moldovan President Mia Sandu voted in the early parliamentary elections on July 21, 2021 in Chisinau, Moldova.

Moldovan pro-European President Mia Sandu made the promise on Sunday, July 11th “The End of the Rule of Thieves” After his party’s victory in the early legislative elections, it helped strengthen its power against pro-Russian rivals.

Action and solidarity including M (PAS, center right)Me Sandu was born, received nearly 48% of the vote, led by former Russian President Igor Dodan’s Socialists and Communists (PESC) constituency, and was credited with 31% after counting 94%.

“I hope today will be the end of a difficult era for Moldova. Today I hope this will be the end of the rule of thieves in Moldova.”MMe Alley in a post on Facebook.

Read photo: Mia Sandu is the new face of Moldova

This score should be enough for the PAS to win an absolute majority in parliament, political scientist Alexei Tulpure told Agency France-Presse (AFP): “There is no suspense. (…) The situation is clear. ”.

After his landslide victory in the November 2020 presidential election, Mr.Me The 49-year-old mortar had to take control of parliament to implement his plan, which focuses on the fight against corruption and good relations with the European Union (EU).

“Transforming Moldova”

“Challenges are great, people need decisions” And “We must realize the benefits of a clean parliament” And a “Honest and Efficient Government”Mia Alley added to her record “Use the power of today’s vote to change Moldova”. Before the vote count was over, Ms.Me An AFP reporter reported that Chandu celebrated the victory at their campaign headquarters in Sisuna.

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Mr. Dodan kept him and promised that he would be confident after the polls closed “Very good score” His training. “We will decide if we run in the election results”, He added.

Both sides said they feared fraud, but only minor violations of the election code were reported, according to Moldovan media. The turnout was just over 48%, very low compared to previous legislative elections in 2019.

Moldova, one of the poorest countries in Europe, has been shaken by the political crisis since its independence in 1991 between Ukraine and Romania, and has to manage the frozen conflict in the Moscow-backed separatist region of Transnistria. Its 2.6 million people are historically divided between those who look to the EU and those who want closer ties with Russia.

But the Moldavans are unanimous in claiming that they are tired of corruption scams, in which $ 1 billion, equivalent to 15% of GDP, went missing from treasures of $ 3 billion in 2015.

Also read this article from 2015: One billion dollars missing from Moldovan banks

Immigrant support

Immigrants, who represent one-third of the electorate, are once again Mr.Me Mortar after already voting for him in the presidential election. The PAS received 76% of the vote on Sunday, after counting 30% of the vote abroad.

Twenty parties and two camps were in the race to share 101 seats in parliament. They need to reach 5% and 7%, respectively, to enter, and the party led by a populist mayor, Ilan Sore – who came in third with 6% of the vote – can claim it.

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MMe Chandu, a former World Bank economist, was the first political figure to come to power for many voters “Defending the Reputation of Honesty” And being “Symbol of Change”, According to Alexei Talpur. However “Even with a parliamentary majority, it will not be easy [pour elle] To implement the state’s ambitious plans for profound change. ”, Warns researcher Victor Siobanu.

Since he took office in December, he has been unable to appoint his government due to a lack of agreement with parliament controlled by Igor Dodan, which was finally dissolved in April.

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Observers expected the vote to dampen Moscow’s influence. Mia Sandu has already angered the Kremlin by wanting to replace the Russian garrison, based in Trannistria, with observers of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

World with AFP