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

Source : 112 Ukraine

Dodon accused Sandu of desire to consolidate Moldova with Romania
12:11, 12 November 2016

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Presidential candidate in Moldova Igor Dodon accused his opponent Maia Sandu that she supposedly stated that "the only chance for Moldova could be consolidation with Romania" during the meeting with the Assistant of US Secretary Victoria Nuland, Ukrinform reports.

"We have to unite in front of the real threat hung over Moldova. Trayan Besesku (Romania ex-president, -Ed.) recently said that Maia Sandu claimed to the United States Department that the only chance for Moldova would be consolidation with Romania," Dodon said.

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In turn, at the special press-conference Maia Sandu called Dodon’s statement "another lie", adding that she had never met with Victoria Nuland.

Trayan Besesku, who said earlier that Maia Sandu met with Victoria Nuland, denied his claim and the information about the meeting and apologized, calling his own claim a mistake.

On Sunday November 13 the second round of presidential elections in Moldova will take place. According to the results of the first round, two candidates will be fighting for the presidential post, pro-Russian politician Igor Dodon, leader of the Party of Socialists (more than 48% of votes) and the only right wing candidate Maia Sandu, leader of Action and Solidarity party (around 38% of votes).

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