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Gheorghe Russu

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

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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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Transnistrian Republican Party expels founder from its ranks

The Central Committee of the Obnovleniye [Renovation] Republican Party of Transnistria has expelled its founder and former leader Yevgeny Shevchuk from the party ranks.
INFOTAG, 20 July 2011, 10:28

In an interview with the "Komsomolskaya Pravda in Moldova" newspaper, chairman of the Transnistrian supreme soviet [parliament] Anatoly Kaminsky stated that for several years Shevchuk had been building his personal political rating by relying on the party.

"Obnovleniye gave him great trust and support. Regretfully, Shevchuk failed to be imbued with this trust. He came to considering political struggle as his personal vendetta and the party - as an instrument of his struggle for personal power and dominance", said Kaminsky.

"This circumstance was certainly noticed by some foreign structures that are not interested in the existence of the Transnistrian Moldovan Republic, and they started pushing Shevchuk in the direction they needed", said party chairman Anatoly Kaminsky.

"Alas, history knows quite a few examples of such adventurism, and all of them ended usually in one and the same manner. Now Shevchuk is blaming everybody for his failures - the party, president Igor Smirnov, the Kremlin, but only not himself", said Anatoly Kaminsky.

He also drew attention that some people continue to habitually associate Yevgeny Shevchuk with the Obnovleniye party, though he has already created a movement of his own called Vozrojdenie [Revival], and has announced his participation in the December 2011 presidential elections as the movement's candidate.

Shevchuk was regarded as one of the strongest rivals to Transnistria's eternal president Smirnov yet at the 2006 presidential elections. His Obnovleniye used to have a majority in the Transnistrian supreme soviet [parliament], and the party constantly criticized president Smirnov. And in 2009, Obnovleniye even stood up with an initiative to amend the constitution so as to restrict the presidential power. However, the supporters of the pro-Smirnov constitution won a victory then, and Shevchuk tendered resignation as speaker of the supreme soviet.

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