Goodbye Moldova! / La revedere Moldova!

Welcome back in USSR. After 25 years of independence from Soviet Union and after 16 years of president election by the Parliament, people had a chance to elect again directly his president.


Igor Dodon, pro-Russian candidate, won in the presidential elections in Moldova on 11/13/2016. After 7 years of pro-European direction, people of Moldova voted for a pro-Russia president with a rate of 52,27%.  It seems that more people want a better relation with Russia and a change of priorities in external  policies.


In the same time, Government authorities have been accused of bad organisation of the elections, especially that many citizen from abroad could not accomplish their voting rights, use of administrative resources and other violations.

As result, Moldova has now a pro-European government which was not able to convince the people of the need of European reforms and a pro-Russia president, with young people announcing protests due to defrauded elections.  In the end another period of uncertainty and instability comes in this small country at the edge of the European Union.


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.


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.