Testing Pluralism: Transnistria in the Light of 2011 Presidential Elections
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The article describes new political developments in Transnistria, a quasi-state that has been outside of Moldovan control since 1992. Transnistria has gone through the process of gradual pluralisation over the last few years. This fact was fully manifested during the December 2011 presidential elections when due to several factors examined in this paper, Igor Smirnov – the Transnistrian, authoritarian and eternal leader – unexpectedly failed to be re-elected for his fifth term, and was replaced by Yevgeniy Shevchuk. The authors note that Transnistria’s pluralisation positively affects the process of the Transnistrian conflict settlement. However, they have also come to the conclusion that prospects of further democratisation of the quasi-state are rather nebulous.
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