FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 24 (2016)   

Presidential elections in Moldova:
A sad end to a once promising story

Published 21.11.2016

Ryhor Nizhnikau
Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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Moldova’s presidential elections offer no hope for change in a country run by a destructive and shortsighted elite. Igor Dodon won the elections, but the main victor in 2016 is the oligarch Vlad Plahotniuc, who has monopolized power in Moldova.