Moldova’s freezing temperatures and heavy snow have done little to dampen the election fervor.
Citizens will head to the polls on February 24 to elect a new Parliament in what promises to be a consequential competition. Moldova’s neighbors are certainly watching.
Three weeks out, polling shows that the election will likely result in a change from the status quo, but the details are still unknown.
What we do know is that the election will answer three important questions for Moldova: Who do people trust to address corruption? Which parties will benefit most from the new mixed system of representation? And will Moldovans trust that their vote made an impact in a free and fair contest?