The Three Questions of Moldova's Election

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?

Read more from Mark Sawyer on IRI’s Democracy Speaks blog.