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Moldova leader wants poll recount

Moldova's president has called for a full recount of disputed elections, bowing to a key demand of protesters who stormed the parliament on Tuesday.

President Vladimir Voronin asked the constitutional court to order a full recount of last Sunday's election, won by the ruling Communist Party.

Opposition leaders said the election result was fraudulent.

Officials in Moldova and Russia accused Romania of fomenting the riots, but witnesses said they were spontaneous.

"I am convinced that a complete recount of votes will become a major argument for maintaining political stability, peace and mutual trust in Moldova," Mr Voronin said in an official statement, quoted by the AFP news agency.

Source: BBC


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