Moldova is in political chaos after a election without a clear winner

In Moldova is a new parliament with no clear majority have chosen, had the election results on Monday. The unclear election results makes coalitiebesprekingen difficult and leads, according to observers possible protests or even new elections.

After a chaotic vote in the weekend won a pro-Russian Socialist y, with 31 percent of the votes.

But, according to the new electoral system, that the 101 seats storey parliament divides in seats that are chosen by partijlijsten and individual constituencies won by the ruling Democratic y has the most seats.

Under the leadership of the powerful oligarch Vlad Plahotniuc won the Democratic y to 23.9 percent of the votes, but the party will have 34 seats. That there are three more than the socialists.

The pro-European ACUM-block was followed in second place with 26 percent of the vote, good for 23 seats. A party under the leadership of Ilan Shor, a businessman who for miljardenfraude is convicted, won 8,46% of the vote. That is good for eight seats in the parliament.

Observers fear instability

Political observers fear a new period of instability in the former soviet state. Sandwiched between Ukraine and Romania, Moldova is struggling to find its place. The country became independent after the collapse of the Sovet Union in 1991.

While many in the country with 3.5 million residents, close ties may wish to maintain with Moscow, to try others by the example of Romania – with which Moldova is a language and a long history to share – to follow and to the European Union to look at.


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