Moldova election: Will voters choose EU or Putin?

November 30, 2014 1:46 AM

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Moldova election: Will voters choose EU or Putin?

Sunday's electoral contest between pro-Russian and pro-Western forces in Moldova has taken on an unprecedented, wider significance in the shadow of the crisis in neighbouring Ukraine.

The former Soviet republic's governing pro-Western coalition is seeking closer ties with the European Union, but the Russian government is seen as piling on the pressure to sway Moldovans to change course.

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