Police and opposition clash at elections in Moldova

In the village of Varnitsa, near the administrative border of Moldova and Transnistria, there was a clash between police and opposition representatives. This was announced on Sunday, November 15, by Interfax.

According to the agency, the dissatisfaction of the opposition and veterans of the armed conflict in Transnistria caused the participation of Moldovan citizens living in Transnistria in the presidential elections held in the country on November 15 – so that they could vote, regular buses were launched to the polling station in the village. Protesters blocked the road and tried to stop vehicles.

A special police squad arrived at the scene, pushed back the disaffected and cleared the way for buses. After that, a cordon of law enforcement officers with full equipment was built along the route. They currently exercise control over public order. There was no information about the victims of the scuffle.

On November 15, Moldova hosts the second round of presidential elections. It is attended by the incumbent President Igor Dodon and the head of the pro-European Action and Solidarity Party, Maia Sandu. In total, more than two thousand polling stations have been opened on the territory of the country, another 139 work abroad.

The first round of the presidential elections in Moldova took place on November 1. As a result, Dodon received 32 percent of the vote, Sandu – 36 percent. Voter turnout reached 42.7 percent (1.2 million people).