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Igor Munteanu: Moldova's road to independence and strive for territorial integrity

07.08.2007

The predominance of cultural and identity issues in the crucial first phase of post-communist transition resulted in much valuable time lost and a delay in democratic and economic transformation. The -˜apple of dispute in Moldova was mostly largely the will of the -˜apparatchiks to preserve some of the most odious traits of the former regime: collective farms, state control over economy and centralist rule, in contrast with the Baltic political elites, who saw their primarily task accomplished through their complete elimination. Two more constraints added drama in Moldovas particular case: the secessionist Transnistria and unification with Romania. Lack of an -˜all-national consensus sapped in the last decade most of the political energy and mobilization.

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