Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Will Presidential Election In November Help for 2 Years Paralyzed Moldova?

Posted by Info on 22/10/2011

Moldova has set November 18 as the date for a presidential election in a fresh bid to end a leadership crisis which has paralyzed reform in one of Europe’s poorest countries for more than two years.
The election of a president is made by parliament, not by direct popular vote, and requires the support of at least 61 deputies.

Previousc attempts to elect a head of state was close with theruling Alliance which has only 59 seats, while the ommunist opposition, which has 42 seats.

The country has been without a full-time president since communist leader Vladimir Voronin stepped down in September 2009 after two consecutive terms in office.

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