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Pro-Russia Igor Dodon is Moldova's President-elect
15:31, 14 November 2016
Pro-Russia Igor Dodon is Moldova's President-elect

Dodon wants urgent parliamentary election

15:31, 14 November 2016

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Igor Dodon, who is famous for desire to restore close relations with the Russian Federation, won the Presidential election in Moldova on November 14. He said he would call for early parliamentary elections next year to remove government officials who favor ties with the European Union (EU).

The national vote denote the principal coordinate presidential race in Moldova for a long time.

Since 1996 presidents of Moldova have been picked by parliament.

The race was viewed as a fight between those supporting nearer ties with Russia and those needing coordination with the European Union.

Related: Second round of presidential elections started in Moldova

He told Russian broadcaster Rossiya 24 in a phone interview that voters "united and voted for friendship with Russia, for neutrality, for our orthodoxy, for the country's union".

"A very serious combat is ahead but we are ready for this combat," he said, referring to an election that he wants to bring forward to next year rather than wait until 2018.

Related: Elections in Moldova: Last day of campaign ended in scandal because of Nuland’s "meetings"

Hostile to EU talk demonstrated remunerating somewhere else in Eastern Europe at the end of the week: a Pro-Russian candidate won the election in Bulgaria and, on Monday, the Kremlin complimented both Dodon and Bulgaria's Rumen Radev on their triumphs.

Dodon has required a snap decision some time recently, yet his call for one so not long after his triumph suggests he and the administration could be at loggerheads from the begin of his administration.

Related: Elections in Moldova: Pro-Russian candidate wins first round

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