This removes formal impediments to a reform agenda focused primarily on the judiciary and corruption. Despite contesting the elections in coalition with the Communists, the pro-Russian Socialist Party has been badly defeated.
- Moldova is set for four years of political stability, barring the unexpected, which is common here.
- Russia will wait, and calibrate its counter-measures according to the pace at which European integration proceeds.
- One disruptive option for Moscow would be to create instability in Transnistria.
- EU officials will be delighted at the prospect of an uncomplicated positive relationship with untainted Moldovan leaders.