Moldova: Parliamentary Elections in the Context of Present Political Realities

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Moldova: Parliamentary Elections in the Context of Present Political Realities
// Russia and New States of Eurasia. 2019. no. I (LII). P. 88-102

DOI: 10.20542/2073-4786-2019-1-88-102

Abstract. Regular parliamentary elections in Moldova took place on February 24, 2019. For the first time in the history of the country elections were held under a mixed elec-toral system. The election campaign and elections themselves were held in a tense political atmosphere. The main geopolitical intrigue of the elections was a confrontation between pro-Russian and pro- Western forces. President of the country I. Dodon stands for balanced relations between the East and the West, for the de velopment of relations with Russia. The Security Council of the Russian Federa-tion observes closely the situation in Moldova fearing an intervention by the West in the internal affairs of the country. The Party of Socialists although retaining the lead in the final election results will not be able to receive a parliamentary majority. Moldova waits for difficult negotiations between the leading political forces to form a ruling coalition and a government.

Keywords: Moldova, Russia, I. Dodon, V. Plahotniuc, M. Sandu, parliamentary elections 2019, Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova, Democratic Party of Moldova, electoral bloc ACUM, EU, USA, Transnistria


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Astakhova S. Moldova: Parliamentary Elections in the Context of Present Political Realities. Russia and New States of Eurasia, 2019, no. I (LII), pp. 88-102. https://doi.org/10.20542/2073-4786-2019-1-88-102



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