- In Moldova, the pro-Russian candidate and socialist Igor Dodon won the Sunday presidential election. He was counted with almost all votes, 55 percent of the vote, compared to 45 percent of the vote for the liberal and pro-European Maia Sandu.
It is the first time in twenty years that the president of the 3.5 million inhabitants the country is directly elected by the population. Normally, this happened through parliament.
Sunday there were presidential elections in Bulgaria. There, too, won the Socialist candidate, Rumen Radev, who also favors closer ties with Moscow.