The recent elections in Moldova have gained prime space in the Portuguese press. Due to the fact that the ex-Communists have won an absolute majority in the parliamentary elections, a certain degree of surprise was expressed. With 70 out of 101 Members of Parliament elected, there is little room for doubt: the local population was tired of years of invention, as well-meaning as it was, and decided that a planned, organised approach was the best guarantee for their future. One should remember the Romanian Presidential elections, in which ex-Communist Ion Iliescu defeated Nationalist Vadim Tudor and one could also place this Moldovan election in the context of other ex-Soviet Republics, monitoring the progress of the former Communist parties, to reaffirm that people naturally gravitate towards that which they feel is best for them.
TIMOTHY BANCROFT-HINCHEY PRAVDA.RU LISBON
British Foreign Secretary David Cameron said that Russian President Vladimir Putin should be outvoiced about the crisis in Ukraine. In order to do this, the West needs to provide even greater support for Kyiv