Friday, August 27, 2010

Happy Independence Day

According to reliable sources, the following congratulation messages have been received by interim President Mihai Ghimpu on the occasion of Moldova's independence day:

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Join the dots

Banca de Economii (Moldova's savings bank) has this morning issued a press release in which it requests the Prosecutor General to investigate some loans issued (but not paid back) in the late 1990s, during the time in which the president of the Bank was one Viorel Topa.

The People's Republic of Moldova

We're just over two weeks out from the referendum on reintroducing direct voting for the president of the Republic.  Large parts of the rusophile left have announced that they will boycott the poll.  The official reasons are that (a) they believe the AIE will use the result to avoid calling new parliamentary elections, and (b) a 'parliamentary' system is more democratic than a 'presidential' one.  The unofficial reason for the boycott is that, with Voronin out of play, they don't have a candidate capable of winning the vote.