Pro-Russian candidate set to win Moldova presidency

Moldova's presidential candidate Igor Dodon speaks after the end of voting in Chisinau on November 13, 2016Pro-Russian candidate Igor Dodon was on the brink late Sunday of being declared winner of Moldova’s presidential runoff, viewed as an East-West choice in the impoverished ex-Soviet country. With 97 percent of ballots counted, Socialist Party chief Dodon had 55.3 percent of the votes, according to the electoral commission, with pro-European rival Maia Sandu on 44.7 percent. “We have won, everyone knows it,” Dodon told a late-night press conference.

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