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INSIGHT - MOLDOVA - part 1 - Internal fight & Russia's hand

Released on 2012-03-05 08:00 GMT

Email-ID 967715
Date 2010-10-01 04:09:55
ATTRIBUTION: Stratfor sources in Washington & Chisinau
SOURCE DESCRIPTION: Head of Moldovan Lobby in Washington, but lives
partially in Chisinau & super close to most politicians


First off, Russian influence has never left Moldova. Any politician (save
those who have no real power) never are serious when they say that they
are willing to go towards the West.

The coalition could have been popular in the country if they had one more
year. The coalition started a series of reforms this past year, but they
wona**t start taking affect until another year from now. But the people
dona**t care. They want something tangible now.

So two things happened in the coalition that has broken it apart. First PM
Filat struck out on his own and began this huge push across the country to
raise pensions. Sure, this is a good move in the country, but he did it as
he and his partya**s plan a** not the coalitiona**s. This was the nail in
the coffin for the so-called pro-European coalition. By the way, this
coalition was never really pro-European since both Filat and Lupu work
with the Russians constantly.

Then Lupu began forming its formal ties back with Russia. Lupu held out in
the coalition much longer than anyone expected. The problem was that the
coalition never gave Lupua**s PDM anything a** meaning any position in the
government. What was the point of Lupua**s PDM staying in the coalition?

Now the question is who will work with the Communistsa**since they will
most likely gain 40% of the vote. On a side note, the Communists are
debating whether their candidate will be Grechanaya or Stratan.

Lupu use to be Voronina**s right hand in the Communists. Not because he
actually believes in the Communist Party, but it was an opportunity for
him to launch himself in the country. Lupu is an opportunist. When he left
to start his own party, Voronin lost all respect for Lupu and the
Communists branded him a traitor. But Lupu has solidified the power of his
party by expanding his ties with Russia a** hence the tie with ER.

The next possibility is Filat.

Russia has asked Voronin to throw his weight either behind Lupu or to
build a coalition with Filat. Voronin refuses to side with Lupu, so the
most likely outcome is a coalition with Filat.

Either way though, Russia will have a victory in ousting the Romanian camp
a** meaning Ghimpua**s group. He is the only really non-Russia friendly
force. He is Romanian President Basescua**s lapdog. But Ghimpu doesna**t
have really any support, especially as he tried to blatently tried to
rally support for the pro-Romanian movement in the country.

But no matter what, this election is more about solidifying publicly the
Russian presence in the country, more than Russia a**re-gaininga** the
country. Russiaa**s presence never left. It is everywhere a** the media,
the parties, in the countryside, etc.


Lauren Goodrich
Senior Eurasia Analyst
T: 512.744.4311
F: 512.744.4334


Chris Farnham
Senior Watch Officer/Beijing Correspondent, STRATFOR
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