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Moldova’s parliamentary election results: Where does the country go from here? (Nov. 30, 2010)

Moldova’s parliamentary election results: Where does the country go from here? (Nov. 30, 2010)

November 30
15:34 2010

A panel discussion on Moldova’s parliamentary election will be held on November 28, co-hosted by the Open Society Institute, National Endowment for Democracy and the Moldova Foundation.

Tuesday, November 30, 10:00 AM (EST) or 15:00 London time or 17:00 Moldova/Romania/Ukraine time


Ambassador Igor Munteanu, Embassy of the Republic of Moldova in USA

(via Skype from Chisinau, Moldova):

Arcadie Barbaroșie, Executive Director of the Public Policy Institute
Igor Boțan, Executive Director of the Association for Participatory Democracy “ADEPT”
Ion Manole, Executive Director of the Promo-Lex Association

Moderator: Jonas Rolett, Regional Director for Southern Central and Eastern Europe at the Open Society Institute

View the recorded video from this event here

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On November 28, Moldova will hold parliamentary elections. For more than a year, the country has been governed by a pro-reform and pro-Western coalition, the Alliance for European Integration, but the Communist Party is still strong, polls showing its leading among the election contestants. In the wake of the 2009 election, political parties in parliament were unable to elect country’s president; thus the parliament was been dissolved, forcing new parliamentary elections. This discussion will focused on the election process, results, post-election coalitions in parliament, impact on internal reforms and Moldova’s foreign policy orientation, and civil society’s efforts to foster free and fair elections in one of Europe’s poorest countries.

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