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Moldovan Communists stage rallies to call for early elections

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 7 October 2013
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October 07, 2013

By RFE/RL's Moldovan Service

Supporters of the Communist Party have held rallies in three cities in southern, northern, and central Moldova to demand the resignation of the country's pro-European government and early parliamentary elections.

Police said crowds of several hundred gathered in Cahul, Soroca, and Orhei on October 6.

Organizers said around 1,500 took part in each of the rallies.

Demonstrators denounced the policies of the government as Moldova hopes to sign an Association Agreement with the European Union at a summit in November.

Protesters also called for closer ties with Russia.

Communist supporters have been holding antigovernment rallies in Moldova since mid-September.

Russia last month banned Moldovan wine imports in a move widely seen as a response to the country's EU ambitions.

With reporting by RIA and Rosbalt

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