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Moldova reforms now possible due to absolute majority

Thursday, July 15, 2021


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.

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