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A captured state? Moldova’s uncertain prospects for modernisation
A captured state? Moldova’s uncertain prospects for modernisation

Author(s): Kamil Całus
Subject(s): Economic policy, International relations/trade, Developing nations, Geopolitics
Published by: Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich im. Marka Karpia
Keywords: Moldova; modernisation
Summary/Abstract: There have been several significant changes on Moldova’s domestic political scene in the wake of the November 2014 parliamentary elections there. Negotiations lasted nearly two months and resulted in the formation of a minority coalition composed of two groupings: the Liberal-Democratic Party (PLDM) and the Democratic Party (PDM). New coalition received unofficial support from the Communist Party (PCRM), which had previously been considered an opposition party. Contrary to their initial announcements, PDLM and PDM did not admit the Liberal Party led by Mihai Ghimpu to power. Moreover, they blocked the nomination for prime minister of the incumbent, Iurie Leancă. Leancă has been perceived by many as an honest politician and a guarantor of reforms. This situation resulted in the political model present in Moldova since 2009 being preserved. In this model the state’s institutions are subordinated to two main oligarch politicians: Vlad Filat (the leader of PLDM) and Vlad Plahotniuc (a billionaire who de facto controls PDM).

  • Page Count: 9
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: English