News of the Day: 11 July 2021

The Moscow Times: Moldovan President Maia Sandu pledged an “end to the rule of thieves” Sunday as her pro-European party looked set to win snap parliamentary elections she called to shore up her position against pro-Russia forces. Sandu’s center-right Action and Solidarity (PAS) party was leading with more than 47% of the vote, with 90% of the ballots counted as of 11:45 p.m. (20:45 GMT), according to the electoral commission. The PAS’s main rivals from the coalition of socialists and Communists, led by former Kremlin-backed president Igor Dodon and former president Vladimir Voronin, picked up about 31% of the votes.

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