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Political analyses and commentaries published in 2016

Electoral platform of politicians promoting re-unification with Romania
October 20, 2016
The subject of a possible re-unification of Republic of Moldova with Romania, called unionism, as an electoral theme in this presidential election campaign is the central theme of two candidates — Mihai Ghimpu, leader of the Liberal Party (PL), and Ana Gutu, leader of the political party “Right” (PD). Both presidential candidates used to be colleagues, members of the parliamentary faction of the Liberal Party in the period of 2009–2013[]

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The rationale behind the idea of a single presidential decree
October 10, 2016
The “Our Moldova” Party (PN) candidate for the Presidential office, Dumitru Ciubasenco, entered the presidential race in order to get the public mandate to dissolve the Parliament and call early parliamentary elections[]

Elections

Messages and priorities of the pro Eurasians
October 4, 2016
Socialist Party candidate for the position of President, Igor Dodon, is the main promoter of Eurasian integration. His electoral platform includes the following messages and priorities[]

Elections

The main trends in the presidential elections of 2016
Igor Botan, September 16, 2016
Regardless of the number of candidates to be registered, their messages to citizens can be grouped into five major currents, more or less interspersed: Pro-Romanian, unionist; Pro-European, governmental; Pro-European, alternative; Pro-Eurasian; The single decree[]

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Boycotting presidential elections
Igor Botan, September 12, 2016
2016 presidential elections are the first direct elections to be held in the last 20 years. Returning to direct presidential election procedure was done in a novel way, without changing the Constitution by Parliament or by constitutional referendum, but by Constitutional Court (CC) decision, which decided to cancel part of the constitutional amendments of 2000[]

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Pre electoral context
Igor Botan, September 2, 2016
Presidential elections scheduled for October 30, 2016 take place in a very complicated social-political and economic context. The political crisis erupted in December 2014, when the Moldovan authorities announced that a billion US dollars was illegally evaded from the banking system[]

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