Moldova Burning

If anyone has missed it, violent protests have taken place in Moldova for the past two days. Parliamentary elections were held on Sunday and the Communist Party, which has been the governing party for the past eight years, got about 50 percent of the votes according to official results. Tuesday, the protesters (mainly students from what I understand) stormed the Parliament and the Presidential Palace. It is quite a shock for me – I never saw anything even remotely similar during my two years in Chisinau. More reading on this can be found in the New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and in Swedish DN and SvD. (I do not read Russian well enough to refer to any Russian newspapers, but for those of you who do, there might be another angle of the story there.) And Lars in Chisinau promised to post something on his blog tomorrow.




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