Moldova's Struggles


Moldova is ranked as one of the poorest countries in Europe. However, they have substantially continued to better their status. In the past years, they have continued to fight corruption and poor governance which are the key things impending development in the country. Their struggle is vital and can be noticed by anyone. In 2009, the youths of Moldova, just like youths in other countries took to the social media, and to be precise, twitter and Odnoklassnik, which are the most common in Moldova. Their effort and Union in fighting the strong of the communists to power could be seen in the way they took to the only platforms they could use. By such steps, Moldova shows to be taking significant steps and is in some aspects way ahead of Russia.

The Elections

After these protests, there was some change and need for an election in Moldova. A party Alliance for European Integration was formed ahead of the elections. It encompassed various small parties that existed before and they had a single goal of liberating Moldova from communist. They, however, believed that this could be a good and fresh start that could bring on new elite after the communists help power for eight years without any political opposition. However, Iurie Leanca, Moldova’s Prime Minister was quick to compare the state in which Moldova was into that of Ukraine after the famous Orange Revolution. They still could not form a party that could win against the pro-Russia party. The prime minister thus advised the new alliance to work towards uniting the people and shift their efforts from the politics that divide people. Moldova has had a party with the majority in parliament but could not make to raise a win for the presidency for the past two years.

Moldova’s Effort to Join EU

In over ten years now, Moldova has been struggling to join the EU. The communists, however, still hold the majority seats in parliament ad this makes it hard for Moldova to join the EU. In 2012, the new alliance had fifty-eight seats in parliament. This was two seats shy of what was being held by the majority communists. Three politicians jumped ships ahead of the 2012 elections and promised to join the alliance. They, however, had their terms, and this left the alliance in the same position as before. A poll showed that only 47% supported joining the EU. So once again, Moldova missed out the chance to accede to the EU.

 
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