The President of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (PMR) Yevgeny Shevchuk on 7 September signed a decree №348 on the preparations for unification with Russia. The document is called “About the outcome of the Republican referendum, held on 17 September 2006. Recall that in this referendum the population of the unrecognized Republic voted for independence from Moldova with subsequent accession to the Russian Federation.
Among the priority tasks Shevchuk called bringing the legal system of the Republic in accordance with Russian law. However, the legislation, the LDP has long been aligned with the Russian and almost completely corresponds to it. Why was it necessary to remind about this in a separate presidential decree? The political scientist Vladimir Bukarsky considers the decree of the President Shevchuk nothing more than pre-election PR move. Recall that in Transnistria on 11 December presidential election. The main battle must be deployed between the current head of the Republic Evgeny Shevchuk and the speaker of Parliament Vadim Krasnoselsky, who is a candidate from the opposition.
— Shevchuk’s decree associated with the internal political struggle in Transnistria, and nothing more — sure Bukarsky. Is a fight between Evgeny Shevchuk and his team, on the one hand, and holding “the Sheriff”, which controls a majority in the Supreme Council of the Republic on the other. Today, on the eve of presidential elections in the PMR, each of these two teams tends to shout louder about their patriotism and love for Russia. From the outside it looks ridiculous. Even from people sympathetic to the Transnistrian project.
— Because the legislation, the LDP has in some measure brought into conformity with the Russian?
— Yes, but according to team Shevchuk, not until the end. A reasonable question — what prevents him to issue such a decree for several years? Despite the fact that before Transnistria are indeed real problems in the field of security. But if the previous President Igor Smirnov in a similar situation in 2006 has been able to consolidate the entire political class of the Republic, today and she and the other team continues the mutual war of annihilation. (In March 2006, Moldova and Ukraine, as now, introduced a bilateral blockade of Transnistria.)
And with the elections in Moldova, it can’t be connected?
— No, I don’t think. The Transnistrian political class, unfortunately, completely isolated itself from the processes on the right Bank of the Dniester.
We will remind that on October 30 in Moldova, presidential elections will be held. For the first time in many years the President will be elected by popular direct vote (previously the head of state elected by Parliament). It is believed that good chance them is the leader of the socialists Igor Dodon, having the reputation of a “Pro”.
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