Policy Paper: Presidential Elections in the Republic of Moldova


This policy paper is elaborated by the Association of Experts for Security and Global Affairs and was amended with the key recommendations of academic experts from the region, participants in the online debate of August 18, 2020. The discussion brought together experts from Romania, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine. The objective of the debate was to highlight developments in the bilateral relations Romania — Republic of Moldova and Ukraine — Republic of Moldova in the period 2019 – 2020, as well as to correctly identify potential challenges and potential risks that may powerfully affect the cooperative partnership with Moldova for the two neighboring states. The specific objectives of the policy paper are: to assess the current state of the bilateral dialogue between Romania — Republic of Moldova and Ukraine — the Republic of Moldova before the official launch of the presidential election campaign, scheduled for November 1, 2020; to properly identify relevant political and social actors to assess developments in bilateral interactions, as well as to highlight areas of cooperation that can contribute to deepening partnerships, both bilaterally and trilateral.

Presidential Elections in the Republic of Moldova

Authors: Cătălin-Gabriel Done, Alexandru Hîncu, Angela Grămadă

This policy paper is developed within the project “Romanian – Ukrainian Civil Society Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation”, implemented by Strategic and Security Studies Group, Ukraine, in partnership with the Experts for Security and Global Affairs Association, Romania and Foreign Policy Council “Ukrainian PRISM ”, with the support of the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, a project of the German Marshall Fund. The opinions expressed in this policy paper belong to the authors and do not necessarily coincide with those of the ESGA partners.

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