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Political analyses and commentaries published in 2010

Political year 2010
Igor Botan, December 31, 2010
The political instability caused by temporary governance has generally featured the year 2010. Efforts aimed to remedy reasons of the uncertainty did not produce the expected results but the organisation of the republican constitutional referendum, parliamentary and regional elections proved the functionality of democratic institutions even in conditions of political instability which generate anti-democratic actions, camouflaged through efforts to overcome the political crisis[]

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Three “C” for restoring AEI
Igor Botan, December 17, 2010
After three weeks from the parliamentary elections it remains unclear what kind of coalition the Republic of Moldova will have and for how long. Election results and statements of political leaders make possible only two coalition options[]

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Elections of the Governor of Gagauzia
Igor Botan, December 1, 2010
Ordinary elections for the position of Gagauz Governor were set for December 12, 2010. Central Electoral Commission of Gagauzia (CECG) registered three candidates representing the most important political forces in the region[]

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The stake in elections and possible post-electoral scenarios
Igor Botan, November 21, 2010
The Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova (PCRM) wants to take revenge at any cost. PCRM leaders constantly repeat that on April 7, 2009 their electoral victory got two days earlier was stolen[]

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BPO findings on the eve of parliamentary elections
Igor Botan, November 18, 2010
The findings of the Barometer of Public Opinion (BPO) bring a special interest compared with other surveys, as it maintains a constant bloc of questions and the survey develops in a standard methodological framework. The latest BPO was carried out during October 17 — November 7, 2010 on a sample of 1,104 respondents, which corresponds to an error margin of ±3%[]

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Robin Hood seat distribution method
Igor Botan, November 10, 2010
The new seat distribution method is bizarre in essence, as it may eventually assure after redistribution a surplus of mandates to a party higher than the proper score. This method makes the electoral system certainly disproportional. On the other hand, this method makes the Republic of Moldova popular for innovations in electoral systems[]

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For many are called, but few are chosen…
Igor Botan, October 10, 2010
Parties which will join the electoral race could be grouped in a very schematic and arbitrary manner into four categories: big parties; barrage parties; plankton parties; and lethargic parties[]

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Lessons of the constitutional referendum held on September 5, 2010. Post-referendum analysis
Nicolae Panfil, September 30, 2010
The results of the constitutional referendum held on September 5, 2010, namely the massive absenteeism of citizens to the ballot boxes which caused the failure of the referendum, brought back a topical question: who is responsible for civic/electoral education of citizens?[]

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The consequences of failed referendum
Igor Botan, September 20, 2010
Following the failure of the constitutional referendum one can find that the positive consequences balance those negative ones. The following should be mentioned among the negative things[]

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Reasons for failure of the referendum
Igor Botan, September 13, 2010
Regardless of how political parties will present the main reasons for failure of the referendum, a number of real reasons may be identified to explain this failure. The most important of these are the following[]

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Invalid and useless referendum
Igor Botan, September 6, 2010
Constitutional referendum of September 5, 2010 turned out to be invalid due to absenteeism. Some of the ballot boxes were attended by only 30.3% of citizens included on electoral lists, with a validation threshold of 1/3[]

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Does the ace up Ghimpu’s sleeves beat the revenge card of Communists?
Igor Botan, January 17, 2010
The option of the Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova (PCRM) to boycott the presidential elections in order to retaliate at eventual early parliamentary elections in 2010 has transferred the political crisis from 2009 to 2010. In this respect, the political year 2010 will be marked by the 2009 events, and the PCRM is to blame definitively for perpetuation of political crisis[]

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