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Police regain control of Moldovan Parliament

Moldovan riot police have regained control of the president's office and Parliament after they were ransacked by protesters saying parliamentary elections were rigged.

An Associated Press reporter saw about 100 riot police surround the buildings early Wednesday. Protesters had stormed both buildings a day earlier, setting fire to furniture and hurling computers out of the windows.

Police abandoned the parliament and president's office to protesters.

Communist President Vladimir Voronin has accused pro-European opposition parties of being behind the protests that left more than 50 injured.

His Communist Party won about 50 percent of the vote in Sunday elections. AP


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