(Moldova) In the parliamentary elections in Moldova the pro-Western win

Vladimir Socor writes for The Jamestown Foundation: Moldova’s pre-term parliamentary elections, on July 11, have produced an even more sweeping sea change than anticipated (see EDM, July 89). The Western-oriented opposition, concentrated in the Party of Action and Solidarity (PAS), surged to 53 percent of the votes cast. PAS has dethroned the leftist, Russia-oriented Electoral Bloc of Communists and Socialists (BECS), which won 27 percent. BECS’s left-Russophile ally, the “Shor Party” of fugitive tycoon Ilan Shor, took 5.7 percent of the vote, barely clearing the 5 percent threshold.

read the analysis: Moldova’s Pro-Western Forces Achieve Landslide in Parliamentary Elections – Jamestown