Socialist wins presidential election in Moldova

On 13 November, the presidential election was held in Moldova and after validating all the minutes, the candidate of the Party of Socialists Igor Dodon accumulated the most votes 53,18 per cent, while the joint right – wing leader of the Action and Solidarity Party (PAS), Dignity and Truth Platform Party (PPDA) and Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova (PLDM) Maia Sandu obtained 47,82 per cent.

While Dodon is known for his pro-Russian position he started his presidential activity from attempt to please his pro-Western political opponents. At a news conference after midnight he said: “I promise I will be President for everyone, for those of the right, for those of the left, for those who want in the European Union and for those who want in Russia”. Dodon even addressed Sandu’s voters and supporters, promising he will take their opinions and requests into account.

But his opponents from right-wing nationalist parties have ignored this claim. More than a thousand young people came out today to protest outside in front of the Central Election Commission (CEC), manifesting disagreement with the polls’ results. At the same time, the protesters called for CEC’s resignation and drafted several petitions to be submitted as embassies and institutions in the country to not recognize the elections. Two Moldovan right-wing parties plan to submit infringements occurred in runoff to Constitutional Court.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *