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Mayhem in Moldova

April 7, 2009

From the NYT:

The crowd is demanding that President Vladimir Voronin announce his resignation and leave Moldova, Interfax reported. Mr. Voronin is scheduled to step down as president, but the newly elected Communist parliament will almost certainly appoint a Communist to succeed him.

Javier Solana, chief of foreign policy for the European Union, said he was “very concerned” about the situation. He said that election observers had reported that the April 5 polls met many international standards, but that there had still been “undue administrative interference” and a lack of public confidence. The observers have documented complaints that the state dominated television coverage during the campaign, virtually banishing opposition politicians from the airwaves.

More here.

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