Russia says 'gross violations' in Moldova elections

Reuters News
Posted: Dec 03, 2014 8:15 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday there had been "gross violations" of election rules during the campaign for the Nov. 30 parliamentary election in Moldova and on voting day.

Pro-European parties look likely to form a new ruling coalition after the vote, but the Foreign Ministry said in a statement the success of the Socialist Party in finishing first showed many Moldovans want deeper ties with Moscow.

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(Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska, editing by Timothy Heritage)