This is coolbert:
Again, we have the possibility of something very big transpiring. Russian meddling with para-military home-grown and otherwise is a possibility here.
As with the Ukraine, Moldova having a large and restive Russian speaking population and as with the Ukraine that portion of the whole not favoring closer ties with European Union but rather with Moscow.
"Partial results: Moldova parties favoring EU ahead"
"CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) Partial results from Sunday's elections in Moldova show parties that want to move closer to Europe leading those that want to move back into Moscow's sphere of influence."
"The parliamentary election has taken on wider significance with the unrest in neighboring Ukraine. Moldova, like Ukraine, has a pro-Russia separatist region in its east."
"Early results showed pro-Russia parties with a strong lead. But as more votes were counted, the gap closed and the lead changed."
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"The impoverished former Soviet republic of less than 4 million people is torn between re-electing the current pro-European coalition and choosing parties that want closer economic ties with Moscow."
Do we go east or do we go west or what? That is the question.
The Moldovan population more or less evenly divided among Romanian, Russian, and Ukrainian nationalities.
See previous blog entries regarding Moldova:
"Russian military forces have remained on Moldovan territory; since 1993 they have been stationed in the breakaway territory of Transnistria against the will of the Moldovan Government."
AND THOSE RUSSIAN MILITARY FORCES REMAIN ON MOLDOVAN TERRITORY? I AM NOT SURE.
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