Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Moldovans Choose Between Russia, Europe in Local Elections

“Moldovans were voting Sunday in local election runoffs that are being seen as a test of whether the former Soviet republic moves closer to the European Union or Russia.

The key post is for mayor of Chisinau, the capital, where pro-European incumbent Dorin Chirtoaca faces pro-Russian challenger Zinaida Greceanai, a former prime minister of the Communist Party. A low turnout in the city of one million will benefit the 59-year-old Greceanai, while a higher number of voters will benefit Chirtoaca.”

Read more @ http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/06/28/world/europe/ap-eu-moldova-elections.html?_r=0

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