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Commenting article: The Economist: Bulgaria, Moldova Presidents 'Less Pro-Russian Than Advertised'

The truth about Bulgaria and Moldova's presidential elections is "more complicated" and should not be reduced to pro-Russian candidates winning, the Economist says.

"While the winning candidates have made friendly overtures to Moscow, neither will make any radical changes in geopolitical orientation in the short term," according to a piece on its website, which adds those who hope to see such changes will be disappointed.

It quotes analyst Dimitar Bechev as saying the country's post-election positions will be determined "by and for Bulgarian politicians and not because of Mr Putin or Brussels."

"The reality is that politics in both countries is driven by domestic forces, most prominently oligarchs’ efforts to secure their financial interests."

The Economist's text, coming after Rumen Radev and Igor Dodon were voted into office in Bulgaria and Moldova, respectively, is available here.

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#1
Sandro of Chegem - 20 Nov 2016 // 22:26:27

Yankee Go Home !

#2
Ivailo Ivanov - 20 Nov 2016 // 12:44:35

Obviously someone is organizing the pack against the Russians.. and the rule is "who is not with us is against us"... kind of bulling style of maintaining unity... but that is irritating. Interestingly are Serbia and Greece with the Russians???? In reality more than us but the bulling is not applied in their cases.

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Ivailo Ivanov - 20 Nov 2016 // 12:41:08

The question is who is advertising that and why??? Obviously someone pay for the advertisement. And in general we are not anti Russian too..not a reason..(for exmp. have not seen some many American Tourist here)...... but the deliberate \" propaganda about pro-Russian allegiance exposes some tendencies that we do not appreciate.

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