23 April 2021

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.

Last week illustrated

Activists launch Moldova’s first ‘Space Camp’ © Susan Coughtrie

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry Urges Cooperation After Election In Moldova

Statement by John Kerry, Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, 31 July 2009, 8:23

July 30, 2009
Contact: Frederick Jones, Communications Director, 202-224-4651

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry released the following statement today in response to the historic election in the Republic of Moldova that may ultimately result in the unseating of the last governing Communist Party in the former Soviet Union:
“This is an important moment for the Republic of Moldova. It is inspiring and reassuring to see Moldovans exercising their democratic rights through the electoral process, but it is likewise troubling when political differences turn violent. Moldova’s political leaders must find common ground; if they can set aside their personal and political interests, there is a chance that a fresh approach to their nation’s problems may be found. Moldovans deserve a better, more prosperous future.
Observers have claimed that Moldova is a victim of its geography, caught between European and Russian “spheres of influence”. I believe Moldova’s geography can be its strength; with cooperation and determined effort, Moldova can and should be a bridge between Central and Eastern Europe.”

Readers' comments
Recent comments:
iannn, 16 August 2009, 12:28
Unity to go forward European; other countries have had huge problems with personal ambition and differences. What has been achieved is to be admired; listening to the people is and involving them. Arrogance of personal position caused major problems in other countries. Many people want Moldova to sucseed in its period of transition.
Good luck.
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