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The political situation in Moldova has been slowly getting back on track after the February elections. President Igor Dodon met with the leaders of the parliamentary parties to discuss the possibility of establishing parliamentary majority.
The 2019 parliamentary election in the Republic of Moldova was the first vote under the mixed system in the country’s history. Will this eliminate systemic flaws in electoral processes? Will this help the key stakeholders of Moldova’s political landscape to find compromise, or will it bring more conflict into the system of governance? Will this system ?not? create favorable conditions for turning Moldova’s foreign policy towards rapprochement with Russia?
he most long-awaited February development in the Republic of Moldova was undoubtedly the day of parliamentary elections. Many hopes were invested, but the new parallel voting system turned out to be a disappointment. A fog of uncertainty is covering Moldovan politics and the main haunting question now is ‘what’s next’?
Even though it is still winter outside, the degree of political heat in the Republic of Moldova is getting higher and higher. On January 25 Moldova saw the start of the race for parliamentary elections set for February 24, 2019
(Українська) Вместе с подготовкой к зимним праздникам в Молдове вовсю идет и подготовка к парламентским выборам, назначенным на 24 февраля. Был сформирован проевропейский и антиолигархический блок «АКУМ» («Сейчас»).
Judging by November’s main developments, the parliamentary elections set to take place on February 24, 2019 in the Republic of Moldova represent a true Rubicon both to local authorities and European partners.
The closer it gets to Moldova’s parliamentary elections February 24, 2019, the more brutal Moldova’s policies become, and more primitive the means used to enforce them
Questions regarding the irreversibility of the Moldovan European path re-emerged in spite of the constant statements from the ruling coalition that Moldova will remain committed to the implementation of the provisions under the Association Agreement.
The celebration of Moldova’s Independence Day was shaded by a series of manifestations
The current political crisis confirms the continuous increase of the autocracy level in Moldova and suggests serious drawbacks in the initiated reforms.
The central point of the new National Defense Strategy is the neutrality status enshrined in the constitution of the Republic of Moldova
During the first half of 2018, the Republic of Moldova consistently lowered its democracy level by undermining fundamental human rights and violating the rule of law.
On 19, November referendum on dismissing the Chisinau mayor (primar) was initiated by the Socialist party.
The defence sector was a low priority in the political competition as it provided little political, economic and reputational incentives
Appointing new minister of Defense, Eugen Sturza, triggered battles between the President and the Speaker of the Parliament
The Moldovan military, in spite of the President’s ban, took part in the Rapid Trident exercises within the framework of the NATO Partnership for Peace program in Ukraine
(Українська) Одним из самых важных событий на внутриполитической арене Молдовы за последние два месяца стало принятие закона о смешанной избирательной системе
The most important development on the domestic level is the reform of the Republic of Moldova’s electoral system
The new possibilities for the cooperation with the EU, on the one hand, and the Russian influence that is always present in this part of the world, on the other hand, were the main issues of the round table
The President of Moldova Igor Dodon is the only foreign head of the state who participated in the military parade in Moscow
Moldova: Internal political debates, ambivalent economic decisions and ambiguous foreign policy against background of natural disasters05/2017
The economic situation was considerably worsened by the abnormal snowfalls in April
Debates around the changes to electoral system were the most important development in Moldova’s domestic policy.
Despite the efforts made by the government to create the impression of stability in the country, Moldova remains highly divided politically and economically weak.
Electing Dodon has called into question whether Moldova will continue its pro-Western path or it will look more towards Russia
The first top-level meeting on the territory of Transnistria took place right before President’s trip to Moscow
Moldova faced loss of trust as well as reassessment of relations with foreign development partners