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A long period of far-right rule ends up in Romania

On Sunday at the parliament elections in Romania the Social Democrat Party (PSD) gains highest vote scores and together with the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) might form the parliamentary majority.

PSD obtained 45.9 % of votes for the Chamber of Deputies and 46.1 % for the Senate, while the National Liberal Party (PNL) has obtained 20.3 % of the vote for the Senate and 19.9 % of the vote for the Chamber of Deputies after the processing of 99 percent of the votes.

Third-ranked is the Save Romania Union (USR), gained 8.6 % in the Senate and 8.5 % in the Chamber of Deputies.

The Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) has gained 6.3 % in the Senate and 6.3 in the Chamber of Deputies, while the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) has 6.1 % in the Senate and 5.6 in the Chamber of Deputies.

Furthermore, the People’s Movement Party (PMP) has obtained 5.3 % in the Senate and 5.1 % in the Chamber of Deputies.

The same day the un-recognized Pridnestrovian Moldovan Republic (PMR), so-called Transnistria, had local presidential elections.

Seven candidates were competing for the seat of the president of PMR: current leader Evgeny Shevchuk, local Supreme Soviet speaker Vadim Krasnoselski, former Interior Minister Gennady Kuzmichov, Communist party leader Oleg Horjan, general prosecutor of the region and former Justice Minister Alexandr Deli, director of Odessa Juridical Academy at Tiraspol Vladimir Grogoriev and the only woman, Irina Vasiliev.

Kuzmichov was taken out of the race for “violating the rules of electoral advertisement”.

The main competitors for the seat were Krasnoselski and Shevchuk, who reside in opposite parties now, but both have experience working for Sheriff Corporation, most influent private company in republic. In 2009, when elected president of Transnistria, Shevchuk separated politically from Sheriff and declared himself independent. But there was a difference between two candidates in foreign policy. Krasnoselski is more pro-Russian orientated in comparison to his concurrent.

According recent data Krasnoselski won elections with overwhelming majority. 62 % of voters gave him their support, while 28 % preferred Shevchuk.

If we add recent presidential elections in Moldova, where socialist Dodon won, to Russia general situation in the region changes for better. Dodon also becomes winner. His plan to distance from the EU and strengthen ties with Russia would not face to Romanian nationalist government who dreams to engulf Moldova.



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