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Elections in Moldova Republic and schizophrenic democracy

Anticipated elections in Moldova have started today at 7.00 with the opening of ballot boxes in those of the 1954 sections vote on the territory of Moldova. The electorate will nominate for the second time within four months, a new configuration of the Parliament. Turnout is expected to more than 2.6 million voters. Voting ends at 21.00 (Chisinau time), following immediately after that to be announced the first screenings of the exit-poll.
Voronin foto1The bid of anticipated legislative elections is, according to analysts, the report forces of the communists Party (who was for eight years in government), which argues for a strategic partnership with Russia, and the liberal opposition, willing to closer relations with the West. In the same time, it may be that relations with Romania – have come to a high level of tensions without unprecedented – have become a challenge to those elections that occur in any four months after the previous legislative elections has brought to Parliament a majority sufficient to elect president country.  On election day competition involved eight political formations of which five – six have chances to enter parliament. Meanwhile, from April 5 elections, the electoral threshold was changed from 6% to 5%. So things are presented in figures and official information.

Update: Exit-poll                                     Procents in 5 aprilie 2009

  • Communist Party: 41,7 %                      49,5 %
  • Liberal Party: 18 %                                     13,1 %
  • Democrat Liberal Party: 17,4%             12,4 %
  • Democrat Party: 11,5 %                             2,9 %
  • Aliance “Our Moldova”: 8 %                     9,7 %

It is the opposition in Chisinau able to drive a change of substance ?

According to these data, the Communist Party has obtained the most percent, but insufficient parliamentary seats (45) to elect the President of the Republic of Moldova.

Opposition parties have won elections and 56 seats (also insufficient – necessary 61). Depends on whether these formations leaders will know how to fructify results and escape Moldova to the apparent normality of a schizoide democratic regime of Vladimir Voronin.

It is the opposition in Chisinau able to drive a change of substance ? Personal, I have doubts. But about it later.

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Republic of Moldova – new parliamentary election ballot

Parliamentarians from Moldova have failed to choose, today, a new president, the Moldovan press reported, specifying that member of the opposition did not participate in the voting procedure. Accordingly, following early parliamentary elections.

Remember: To be elected President of the Republic of Moldova, a candidate (both from Communist Party) needs 61 votes out of total of 101 of Parliament. The opposition holds 41 of the 101 seats in parliament.
The Communist Party, which submitted the only applications for this position, obtained 60 mandates in the new Legislative and will need a vote from the opposition. Although viewed with skepticism, the opposition has demonstrated unite and not voted. Thus it will be a new election ballot, probably in autumn this year.  In fact, the most worring is that political instability in Chisinau is maintained, and a common vision to minimize the impact of economic crisis cannot be. The worsening economic situation may generate a new big tensions social.

Degradation of bilateral relations Romania – Republic of Moldova : next level

Manifestly hostile gestures of the Republic of Moldova to Romania continues. Mihnea Constantinescu, the Romanian ambassador proposed to Moldova, was rejected by authorities in Moldova, according to a communication of MAE  of Romania.

Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs states precise in a press communication that today it has received a Note Verbal from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova, which it calls by Romanian authorities to propose a person other than Mihnea Constantinescu for the post of ambassador to Chisinau.

According to Minister of Foreign Affairs of Moldova, Andrei Stratan, (and in agreement with the diplomacy rules), “from Chisinau authorities do not want to explain this motion”.

In a short time, the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will announce the measures it will take from this gest of the Moldovan authorities” shown in the same communication.

cristian-diaconescu-9UPDATE: 27 april 2009

Situation in Moldova Republic on agenda of reunion of  Council General Affairs and External Relation (CAGRE)

Romanian Foreign Affairs Minister, Cristian Diaconescu, preferred to answer indirectly authorities from Chisinau. Present in Luxembourg at the monthly meeting of the Council General Affairs and External Relations (CAGRE), showed that he will consistently support the European perspective of the Republic of Moldova. “At this time we question what the main directions of cooperation with Moldova, without making concessions to the principles and values,” added the Romanian head of diplomacy.

Mention that the situation in Moldova was one of the main topics of discussion on the external relations session meeting. The subject was placed on the agenda at the request of Romania, with the objective of defining the lines of European Union policy towards Moldova, in view of the recent internal political developments. In this context, the Romanian has shown “the need for the authorities in Chisinau to show political will and interest in normalizing the bilateral political dialogue with Romania, and concern for compliance with European standards and values”. Was also stressed that progress on the EU mandate to negotiate a new agreement between the EU and Moldova will be assessed in conjunction with the principles, standards and acquis european community. Also, Minister Cristian Diaconescu showed that there is out question that Romania to support the suspension of negotiations between Moldova and the European Union. “It would be a historic mistake to confuse the actions of the government in Chisinau with European aspirations normal citizens of Moldova” said the Romanian official.

However, in the external relations session, the European ministers had an exchange of views on economic and political situation in Ukraine, analyzing, including challenges and risks exist. It was discussed the assistance required to support the country’s political reform and ensuring internal stability of Ukraine.