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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Moldovan President chosen by direct vote for the first time in 20 years

Sunday in Moldova was elected President. For the first time in 20 years by direct vote. The inhabitants of the country had to make a choice from among nine candidates.

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On this day, the citizens of Moldova have chosen not just the name of the future head of state, but also the future path of development. Because of the nine candidates, four were alicetrowel the further course of European integration is the candidate of the Liberal party Mihai Ghimpu, representative of the European people’s party of Moldova Iurie leancă, the activist of the party “Right” Ana Gutu and a single candidate from the European integration, former Minister of education Maia Sandu. They are going to continue to move Moldova into the European Union, despite the fact that the country was not expected, and the economy is moribund. To change the course of the last seven years, offers the leader of the socialists Igor Dodon, who according to opinion polls, enjoys the greatest support — his approval rating hovers around 40%. On the “left” side of the list is also the candidate from “Our party” Dmitry Chubashenko.

At her nearest competitor Dodon Maia Sandu rating before the election was around 24%. In this regard, many doubt that the vote of the President will succeed in one round. Because to win a candidate must gain more than 50%, and the turnout should be at least 33%.

With the turnout on voting day was more or less clear: the people actively reached out to the areas with the Rana, you miss the direct election of the President. By 14: 00 turnout was overcome. Observers reported that the apparent violations during the elections is not seen. Well, except that in several areas arrested the people who called in General for anyone not to vote. In addition to Chisinau polling stations for the election of the President of Moldova on this day, was opened in Italy, Romania and Russia.

However, as the vote took place in Moscow, watched the correspondent of “MK”. By 11 o’clock around the consular Department on the street Rozhdestvenka, where was the polling station, despite the snow and the wind, the crowd gathered. People came singly or in small companies.

Dmitry and his wife have been living and working in Russia. To the polls came because “I want to the Customs Union and want to live in Moldova, to work there was. When we are in a Customs Union, it really will be easier for us”.

Alexander works 3 months in Russia, 3 months at home. Believes that “after the elections everything will be fine and stay home, not to go, not to look for another job.”

Natalia also works in shifts — “3 months here, then a little house.” On the question of further developments says: “This is politics. They themselves, as always, but we still hope. I, of course, for the Customs Union with Russia. She feeds us”.

Basil lives in Russia since 1984, since he served in the army in Naro-Fominsk. However, he is a citizen of Moldova. According to him, “the European States particularly us and Russia us fed and feeds. If we with Russia, then everything will be fine, if not — the trouble is”.

Sergey also been living in Russia with his family. His opinion: “If you will those who are now in power there, nothing will change, everything will be worse and worse. We are for the Customs Union with Russia. In Europe I see nothing. Here Russia has been and will always be.”

At polling stations in Italy, and especially in Romania, voting is likely to have the opposite opinion. Who will win, find out soon.


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