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A Pivotal Moment Looms for Moldova

Oct 24, 2016 | 09:30 GMT
A Pivotal Moment Looms for Moldova
In response to widespread protests near the beginning of the year, Moldovan leaders agreed to revise the constitution to allow for direct presidential elections.
(DORIN GOIAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Moldova's political system historically has been split between east and west. Parties identifying with Russia, such as the Communists and Socialists, constantly jockey with those that lean toward Europe, such as the Democratic, Liberal and Liberal Democratic parties. Neither side has managed to gain much of an upper hand: The...

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