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Election News from December 22, 2010

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651,000 lei will be spent to conduct the second round of elections of the Gagauzian Bashkan

650,600 lei will be spent to conduct the second round of elections of the Governor of Gagauzia, which will be held on December 26. A decision to this effect was made by Members of the People’s Assembly of Gagauzia. 1 million lei were spent to conduct the first round of elections. The second round involves the current bashkan Mihail Formuzal and mayor of Comrat Nicolai Dudoglo. (Infotag)

The candidate Nicolai Dudoglo is outraged by the behaviour of his opponent

The leader of the Movement “Novaya Gagauzia”, candidate to Bashkan of Gagauzia, Nicolai Dudoglo, issued a press release stating he is outraged by the behaviour of his opponent, acting Governor Mihail Formuzal, who has not temporary resigned from office as provided by law. Dudoglo says Formuzal has usurped the power throughout the campaign, organizing an electoral staff in his office, and the CEC of Gagauzia has warned several times over the admissibility of these phenomena, but the issued warnings were not taken into account. According to Dudoglo, the Prosecution Service of Gagauzia investigates this situation and issued a notification regarding the illegal actions of the autonomy’s Executive Committee headed by Mihail Formuzal, requiring in 2 weeks to cease using the administrative resources, but Formuzal ignored the prosecution’ requests. The same press release also points out that the leader of the Movement “Novaya Gagauzia” Nicolai Dudoglo has temporary resigned from the position of mayor of the mun. Comrat on 21st October, at the time of registration as a candidate for the Bashkan of Gagauzia. (Press Service of the Movement “Novaya Gagauzia”)

Naryshkin handed to Gagauzian leader the honorary diploma conferred by Medvedev

On 22 December, within the RF Presidential Administration in Moscow, the ceremony was held of conferring the “Diploma of Honour of the President of the Russian Federation” to the current Bashkan (Governor) of Gagauzia.

According to the decree of the President of Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, Mihail Formuzal was awarded for outstanding achievements in the development of Russian-Moldovan cooperation and cultural relations. This diploma was handed to Gagauz Bashkan by the head of Russian presidential administration Sergey Naryshkin. (NA REGNUM)

Visit of Nicolai Dudoglo and Demian Caraseni to Moscow

On December 21, the leader of public movement “Eni Gagauziya” (New Gagauzia), Comrat mayor, candidate to the position of Gagauz Bashkan Nicolai Dudoglo and the first Deputy Chairman of the People’s Assembly Demian Caraseni have paid a working visit to Moscow. During this visit an agreement was signed on partnership relations between the Administration of Sokolniki region of eastern administrative district of Moscow and Gagauz capital city — mun. Comrat. The conclusion of that agreement was possible because Sergey Sobyanin, new mayor of Moscow, included Gagauzia in the list of friendly territories. Under the new document, the administration of Sokolniki region and that of mun. Comrat intend to provide assistance in implementing joint investment projects and economic programs, to establish trade and economic, business and cultural relations, to conduct jointly conferences, forums, fairs and exhibitions, to organize internships for specialists in science, education, medicine, culture, sports and media, to conduct exchanges of experience and delegations, to organize a series of other events. (

Meeting between His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kiril with Mayor of Comrat

Department of External Church Relations of Moscow Patriarchate has released a press release making some clarifications regarding the meeting between His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kiril and candidate to Gagauz Bashkan Nicolai Dudoglo. Thus, on 21 December 2010, His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kiril met at his residence with the Bishop of Comrat and Cahul Anatolie. At the end of the meeting, which focused on church issues, the Patriarch of Russian Orthodox Church, at the request of Comrat Mayor Nicolai Dudoglo and first deputy Chairman of People’s Assembly of Gagauzia Demian Caraseni who had accompanied the Bishop Anatolie, received them for a short discussion that lasted several minutes.

Patriarch Kiril wished the people of Gagauzia the God to help them in all their endeavours. At the request of guests, the Patriarch blessed them while mentioning that this blessing has absolutely nothing to do with upcoming elections of the Bashkan (Governor) of the Territorial Administrative Unit. (Communication Service of the Department of External Church Relations / Патриархия.ru)