Electoral commission members empty a ballot box in Chisinau, Moldova. Photo: 30 November 2014
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Moldova election: Pro-EU parties edge pro-Russian rivals

Partial results from Moldova's parliamentary elections show that pro-EU parties have a narrow lead over those backing closer ties with Russia.

With 80% of the votes counted, the three pro-Western parties have about 44%. The opposition has 40%.

No party appears to be able to form a government, and tough post-election bargaining is predicted.

Ben Bland reports.

  • 01 Dec 2014
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