Communists win Moldovan elections

Ruling party wins parliamentary vote for third successive term.

    Voronin will have to step down as president
    despite the Communists' victory [EPA]

    Three other pro-European parties together took about 35 per cent of the vote.

    The Communists will be able to form a majority government but may have to garner votes from other parties to elect a president.

    At least 59 per cent of the electorate had to vote for the elections to be valid, which was achieved.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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