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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