Wednesday 20 May 2009

Moldova's president not elected in the first round

According to Moldovan news sources, Moldova's parliament failed to elect a new president, with the former prime minister Zinaida Grecianâi receiving the full 60 votes of the communist party faction, while the unknown second candidate didn't receive a single vote.

Since the presidential majority is 61 of 101 votes, the communists can thus not reach it on their own. The opposition did not vote, and so a second round will be held on 28 May. If there will be no president elected, there will have to be anticipated parliamentary elections.