Politics

How reasonable are politicians’ promises?!

Politicians usually promise almost anything in the election campaign. But, a lot of it won’t actually happen. NPR is trying to analyse the promises of the candidates in the president election in USA, by making a survey of 22 economists on them. The NPR program can be found here .

What about the promises of our local politicians? Are they reasonable?!  It is a rhetorical question of course  🙂

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Moldova: Presidential election fail

Moldova’s parliament has failed to elect a new president – so the result is the increasing of the possibility that the country will have to hold a new general election.


The Communists needed 61 votes in the 101-seat parliament to elect their candidate Zinaida Greceanii – the problem is that they have only 60 seats in the parliament.Voronin, president since 2001, cannot seek a third term in office; but he has secured the position of parliament speaker, a job he hopes will enable him to maintain control of Europe’s poorest country.

Zinaida Greceanii is seen as a loyalist easily controlled by Voronin. A second Communist candidate – Stanislav Groppa, entered to make the contest look more competitive, won no votes.
In her address to deputies, Greceanii vowed to uphold the sovereignty and neutral status of the former Soviet republic. She also pledged to promote Moldova’s integration with Europe and intensify efforts to solve an 18-year-old “frozen conflict” with separatists in the Russian-speaking Transdniester region.
“I will direct all my strength to enhancing Moldova’s statehood,” she told the session.
“A solution to Transdniester is absolutely necessary for the existence of our state. We need to resume negotiations on Transdniester in an internationally recognized format.”

If a second vote on 28 May also fails, parliament will have to be dissolved. Opposition parties have vowed to maintain their boycott, forcing dissolution and a new general election. The result of the last parliamentary election, in April, gave the Communists 60 seats – one short of the three-fifths majority needed to elect a president.

Although international observers said the election was generally fair, many young people felt the result was stolen, and thronged the capital, Chisinau, on 7 April, attacking the parliament building.President Vladimir Voronin and his government accused neighbouring Romania of stoking the violence, causing an angry row between the countries.

Mr Voronin has to step down after the maximum two terms in office. But he has been elected speaker of parliament – a move analysts say could enable him to retain his hold on power.

Background

April’s general election opened up deep divisions between Moldovans.

Many older people were content to keep the Russian-backed Communists in power, while the younger generation generally backed the centre-right opposition parties, who are keen to move closer to the EU and improve ties with Romania.  Mr Voronin’s successor will lead the poorest country in Europe, where the average wage is just under $250 (£168) a month, and will inherit an unresolved conflict over the breakaway region of Trans-Dniester.

International Community about situation from Chisinau

Foreign News Agencies about situation from Chisinau , Republic of Moldova.

Twitter results for #pman

http://www.nytimes.com New York Times

Protests in Moldova Explode, With Help of Twitter, April 7, 2009

A crowd of more than 10,000 young Moldovans materialized seemingly out of nowhere on Tuesday to protest against Moldova’s Communist leadership, ransacking government buildings and clashing with the police.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/08/world/europe/08moldova.html

Europe’s Next Revolution? April 8, 2009

The demonstrations in the Moldovan capital of Chisinau after last Sunday’s elections are not like Ukraine’s “Orange Revolution” in 2004. Most obviously, they have been far from peaceful. Nor have they been provoked by incontrovertible evidence of massive voting fraud. The demonstrators just don’t like the governing party: Moldova is the only European country where a nominally “Communist” party has won largely free and fair elections, in 2001 and 2005.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/09/opinion/09iht-edwilson.html?scp=7&sq=&st=nyt

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An instable situation in Republic of Moldova

The Twitter Revolution in Moldova

On Sunday, April 5th, the governing Communist party won  50% of the vote in Parliamentary elections. This was decidedly a surprise, as Communists had lost the last round of municipal elections, and as an organized anti-Communist movement had been warning that elections might be rigged.

7 april - Chisinau, Moldova

7 april - Chisinau, Moldova

More than 30,000 young activists took to the streets of Chisinau on Tuesday, occupying Chisinau’s central square, the Piata Marii Adunari Nationale. The protests turned violent in the evening: government buildings burned and dozens of protesters were injured.
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Situație instabilă in R.Moldova

7 aprilie – Revoluție la Chișinău

7 Aprilie - Protest anticomunist

7 Aprilie - Protest anticomunist

În urma alegerilor parlamentare din 5 aprilie, mai mulţi concurenţi electorali au contestat rezultatele alegerilor, invocînd nereguli legate de listele electorale. Rezultatele alegerilor au nemulţumit şi o parte din cetăţenii ţării, ceea ce a dus la proteste.

Astfel încât în ziua de 7 aprilie mii de manifestanti moldoveni s-au ciocnit, violent cu politistii, in cadrul unui amplu protest fata de rezultatele alegerilor parlamentare din 5 aprilie, castigate detasat de Partidul Comunist.
Au fost aproximativ 30.000 de manifestanti in centrul Chisinaului, veniti sa ceara repetarea alegerilor si plecarea comunistilor de la conducerea tarii. Manifestantii, care au scandat initial “Afara, afara!”, la adresa comunistilor, au inceput sa strige “Revolutie!”.
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Moldova alege Comunismul

Moldova alege Comunismul

Potrivit CEC, alegerile din 5 aprilie 2009 în Parlamentul Republicii Moldova sunt considerate valabile, prezenţa la vot a alegătorilor fiind de 59.50%.

Rezultatele dupa numararea a 100% din voturi arata in felul urmator:

– Concurentii care au trecut de pragul de 6% si care intra in in Parlament.


Partidul Comuniştilor: 760,139 voturi – 49.48% – 60 mandate
Partidul Liberal : 201,812 voturi – 13.14% – 15 mandate
Partidul Liberal Democrat: 190,932 voturi – 12.43% – 15 mandate
Alianţa “Moldova Noastră” 150,110 voturi – 9.77% – 11 mandate

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