Moldova update: what happened after the ‘Twitter revolution’?

Back in April I blogged about how Twitter was being given the credit for helping to fuel a revolt against the Communist government in Moldova. The protests were against the conduct of parliamentary elections, won by the Communists.

The protests secured new elections in late July, following which a non-communist government has just been formed:

Moldova’s four pro-Western parties say they have agreed to form a coalition government, following polls on 29 July.

The Liberal Democratic Party, Liberal Party, Democratic Party and Our Moldova Alliance won a combined total of 53 seats in the 101-member parliament.

They say they want to introduce market reforms and guarantee press freedom, as well as moving closer to Europe.

The four parties ousted the Communist Party, which has been in government since 2001. (BBC)

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  • IMHO, Transdnestria should be ceded to either Ukraine or Russia (depedent on the people’s preference). Then Moldovans could vote for union with Rumania, or continuing indepenence….

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