2 July 2020

Gheorghe Russu

Vice-director, The Center for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption

Parties-Phantoms, Parties - State Institutions, Parties - State Enterprises


20 parties have registered in the current election campaign. Many people say it is a too big number for such a small country as Moldova. At the same time, much more parties could take part in the election campaign.

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Reading of a revolutionary book

In April 2009, Maria-Paula Erizanu participated to the youth fighting against fraudulent communist election. She was eighteen during the revolution, her first one. From this unique experience, she wrote a book: “This is my first revolution. Steal it”. On August 24th , her book was launched at “Libraria din Centru” in Chisinau, where a reading in three languages was performed.
Lucas Farcy, Moldova Azi, 25 August 2010, 14:00
In photo: Maria-Paula Erizanu giving autographs
In photo: Maria-Paula Erizanu giving autographs

From the beginning of the protest to the end, her mind evolves. At first, she "dreams about a revolution", a peaceful one, to say no to the third election of communists. The revolution she ached for with her young girl eyes came true, "they are throwing stones into the Parliament[...], the young generation saving the nation". The more time goes by, the more powerful demonstration is.

How could a young girl stand with a revolution? Maria-Paula is answering this question using an original way of writing. Her first revolution will remain in her mind, "we cannot and do not want to forget, because we do not want to be lied anymore", says the author.

Her book is supported by Amnesty International Moldova, because of glaring violations of human rights during the protest. The multi-language edition (English, Romanian and French) is illustrated with black and white pictures taken during demonstrations.


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