Corjova polling station could be relocated to Cocieri

The polling station in Corjova village, the access to which has been blocked by a large group of what appears to be Cossack troops, could be relocated to neighboring Cocieri village.
Info-Prim Neo, 29 July 2009, 9:49

2009-07-29/09:16/ Chisinau (IPN) Victor Pantiru, a lawyer mandated by Promo-Lex Association to observe today's parliamentary polls, has told Info-Prim Neo there are around 250 Cossacks in the village, preaching zealously and waving flags of Russia and of the unrecognized Transnistrian republic.

Pantiru went on to say that Russian peacekeeping troops, several Transnistrian policemen and a few Moldovan soldiers were looking on.

Even though under Moldova's constitutional jurisdiction, Corjova – the native village of Moldova's acting president Vladimir Voronin – is de facto controlled by the Transnistrian authorities.

In April earlier this year, when Moldova held regular legislative elections, the access to the polling station in Corjova was blocked by around 300 persons, preventing the 1,350 eligible voters in the village from casting their votes. Instead, Corjova voters were welcomed at the nearest polling place, in Cocieri village, some 4 kilometers from the initial location.