Moldova Recount ‘Confirms Result’
17 Apr 09 | BBC
A recount of votes cast in Moldova’s election has confirmed an emphatic win by the ruling Communist Party, an election official has said.
Electoral Commission secretary Iurie Ciocan said no fraud had been found, despite opposition claims that the election was rigged.
Judges ordered a recount after a week of protests against the Communist win.
But the main opposition parties boycotted it, saying it was a “trick” to distract attention from fraud.
Mr Ciocan said the results were basically the same as in the previous count, with the Communists having 60 seats in the new parliament.
Of the centre-right opposition parties, the Liberal Party and Liberal Democratic Party would have 15 seats each while the Our Moldova Alliance would have 11, he said. >>>