Moldova’s parliamentary election results: Where does the country go from here?
A panel discussion on Moldova’s parliamentary election will be held on November 28, co-hosted by the Open Society Foundations, National Endowment for Democracy and the Moldova Foundation
Join us online or attend the event in Washington, DC.
Tuesday, November 30, 10:00 AM (EST) or 15:00 London time or 17:00 Moldova/Romania/Ukraine time
* Ambassador Igor Munteanu, Embassy of the Republic of Moldova in USA
(via Skype from Chisinau, Moldova):
* Arcadie Barbaroșie, Executive Director of the Public Policy Institute
* Igor Boțan, Executive Director of the Association for Participatory Democracy “ADEPT”
* Ion Manole, Executive Director of the Promo-Lex Association
Moderator: Jonas Rolett, Regional Director for Southern Central and Eastern Europe at the Open Society Institute
Physical participation: 1730 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 7th Floor; Washington D.C. 20006; Tel. 1-202-721-5600. To attend at this location, RSVP by 4:00PM, Monday, Nov. 29, by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (indicate your name and affiliation).
Those who will watch the event online send your questions to panelists to email@example.com by Nov. 29 (end of business day).
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On November 28, Moldova will hold parliamentary elections. For more than a year, the country has been governed by a pro-reform and pro-Western coalition, the Alliance for European Integration, but the Communist Party is still strong, polls showing its leading among the election contestants. In the wake of the 2009 election, political parties in parliament were unable to elect country’s president; thus the parliament was been dissolved, forcing new parliamentary elections. This discussion will focused on the election process, results, post-election coalitions in parliament, impact on internal reforms and Moldova’s foreign policy orientation, and civil society’s efforts to foster free and fair elections in one of Europe’s poorest countries.