The Man Behind the Curtain Speaks

Although he normally toils away in obscurity, speaking only to his minions and the foreign governments that prop up his regime, Vladimir Plahotnyuk took the opportunity last week to speak to the press. The reason? Well, 2018 is a mandatory election year for parliament. Although people have been protesting (especially in the winter of 2016/17)…

Klaus Kanzels on Kishinev

Word Count: 1765 Hey kids, does anybody remember those Moldovan parliamentary elections that were held on November 30, 2014? Whatever happened to that? Not much, to be honest. The voting took place, with an astonishingly high number of irregularities, but because the net result was favorable to the United States and the EU, it was…

The Moldovan Parliamentary Elections Extravaganza Post

Tomorrow, the citizens of my new home country, the Republic of Moldova, will head to the polls to elect a new parliament. The official campaigning is now over but my goodness, what a wild ride it has been! The Situation As It Now Stands The last parliamentary elections were held in 2009. There are 101…

The Tip of the Spear

Well I certainly never expected to be living in the Republic of Moldova (RM), but as the old Buddhist sage once said, wherever you go, there you are. This country is gearing up for an election in a few weeks on November 30. I’ve seen almost no coverage of it at all in the wider…