Only that it is Moldavia... The last days' reports from Moldavia is scaringly similar to what we experienced in Mongolia last summer. Down to the demonstrating young men. They call themseleves democrats and anti-communists and burn the parliament down. (In Mongolia it was the Socialist party's head quarters.)
Former Soviet republics or allies are trying to loosen themselves from Communism. International observers say that the elections in both Moldavia and Mongolia were fair but the so called democrats refuse to accept the outcome. An outcome that is probably caused by the Socialists being superior in organising themselves locally. (After having done so for many years...)
The demonstrating "democrats" on the other hand don't have the time or will to travel the countryside for meetings with the people. They are based in the bigger cities and often led by charismatic leaders that are more prone to flirting with the West than with their own voters.
Yes, this is a quite rough picture but looking on what happened in Mongolia, in Georgia and in Moldavia, where right wing groups are mixing with students, fascists and anti-communists it could well be a leathal cocktail. Swedish broadsheets Dagens Nyheter and Svenska Dagbladet refer to the looting men burning down the Parliament (!) as anti-communists. I call that anti-democratic.
When I make a quick glance at the bloggosphere in Sweden I find a couple of interersting blogs. Erik and Lars Bokander who are in Chisinau. Looking at BBC I find nothing. Once again it is bloggers who are there when it happens. For Mongolia I recommend Bilguun at the Asian Gypsy blog.
For a more thorough article on the election system of Mongolia, see this blog.