Socialist Igor Dodon’s victory is marred by the logistics of voting abroad, where a shortage of ballots prevented many from casting their votes in the election runoff.
Results in the first round of voting give pro-Russian candidate Igor Dodon the upper hand, and 10 percent more votes than pro-West Maia Sandu.
The de facto president of the breakaway region wants to implement a decision reached in a referendum 10 years ago.
Initially rejected last November, the loan comes after pivotal IMF deal, and coincides with Romanian Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos’ first visit to Chisinau.
The breakaway region remains a bone of contention between Moldova and Russia, as Moscow’s popularity among Moldovans increases.
Vlad Filat says he’s being made a scapegoat for the “theft of the century” bank fraud scandal.
Security services aided by FBI have stopped at least four attempts to smuggle radioactive materials out of the country.
Tensions between pro-American and pro-Russian supporters are running high ahead of Victory Day parades.
The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.
This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes.
It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.