World news – California – Moldova elections: pro-European Union candidate Maya Sandhu wins the presidency


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. css-14iz86j-BoldText {font-weight: bold;} Opposition candidate Maya Sandhu won the presidential election in Moldova after the run-off election against incumbent Igor Dodon, according to preliminary results.

With nearly all of the votes counted, Ms. Sandu won 57. 7% of the vote compared to 42 Vowel. 2%.

Ms. Sandhu, 48, is a former World Bank economist, who favors closer ties with the European Union. Meanwhile, Dodon is openly backed by Russia.

According to preliminary results, Maia Sandu is a sure victory. The former Prime Minister of Moldova said that as president, she would make it a priority to tackle corruption and unify the country.

It faces huge challenges, not least of which is dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic and the economy. Moldova is one of the poorest countries in Europe.

But this was also a vote on whether Moldova should look East or West. Maya Sandhu prefers closer ties with Europe.

The defeat of the incumbent, Igor Dodon, embarrasses the Kremlin: President Vladimir Putin has openly supported him in this race.

However, Moldova is a parliamentary republic. Presidents here struggle to get things done without a parliamentary majority, which is something Sandu does not have.

Late on Sunday, there were celebrations outside the opposition headquarters in the capital, Chisinau, as supporters chanted, « President Maya Sandhu! ».

The former prime minister won the first round of voting two weeks ago thanks to a belated increase in support from Moldovans living abroad, but failed to garner enough votes for an outright victory.

This is the waiting list for Moldovans waiting to vote in the second round of the presidential election today – at a polling station in Germany. The choice between the pro-Russian president and his pro-European rival. Pic. Twitter. com / I3n4nrqi1b

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The Central Election Commission said that voters were able to cast their ballots at more than 2,000 polling stations, including those available to Moldova who live abroad. .

After casting her vote in the capital, Chisinau, on Sunday, Sandhu called for « maximum vigilance » against potential fraud. It pledged to fight corruption in the former Soviet republic.

Meanwhile, Mr. Dodon said he voted « for friendship with the European Union, the Russian Federation, Romania and Ukraine – for a balanced foreign policy. ».

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