Pro-EU, pro-Russia forces head-to-head in Moldova vote

Moldovan Socialist Party presidential candidate Igor Dodon (R) has vehemently advocated against turning toward EuropeEx-Soviet Moldova will cast ballots Sunday in a presidential election viewed as a tug-of-war between supporters of European integration and advocates of closer relations with former master Moscow. Presidential candidates are pressing diametrically-opposed visions for the country’s future: deeper ties with the European Union and closer relations with Moscow. The country signed an historic EU association agreement in 2014 despite bitter opposition from Russia, and the result of Sunday’s elections could fuel strife between pro-European and pro-Russian forces.

Share this article