Moldovan region elects pro-Russian leader, who then stresses good relations with Chisinau

March 23, 2015 9:27 AM

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CHISINAU, Moldova – A pro-Russian politician who favors closer ties with Moscow has been elected governor of a semi-autonomous region in Moldova.

Election officials said that Irina Vlah won more than 51 percent of the vote in Sunday's election to be elected governor of Gagauzia for a four-year term.

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