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Special Topic Update: Moldovan Elections
Author: Darina Regio
Key Takeaway: Moldova will likely require a new parliamentary election to resolve its current political deadlock, leaving it without a functioning legislature for most of 2019. The Kremlin benefits from the continued impasse and fracturing of the political landscape in Moldova. Moldova could lose some of its long-term ability to effectively balance between Russia and the West, granting a stronger foothold for the Kremlin to increase its pressure in the region, specifically on Romania, Poland, and Ukraine.
Read the complete Russia in Review INTSUM on Moldova's elections here.