Thursday, August 13, 2009

Last Communist regime in mainland Europe falls in Moldova poll - Times Online

25th December of 1991, they became independent from the USSR and they joined the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). On March 2, 1992, the country gained formal recognition as an independent state at the United Nations. Also, Moldova became a member of NATO's Partnership for Peace program and also a member of the Council of Europe on June 29, 1995. However, only 3 of the 31 political parties passed the 6% threshold of the February 25, 2001 early elections and the Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova came to power with winning 49.9% of the vote. Moreover, in the March 2005 elections, the Party of the Communists (PCRM) won 46% of the vote. But now, the pro-Europeans won almost 51 per cent of the vote. Hence, eight years of Communist control in Moldova came to end!