Friday, April 10, 2009
Chisinau and Tbilisi
In response to protest activities, President Voronin has called for a recount of Sunday's parliamentary vote. This decision would be rendered more transparent by public release of precinct-level data. It is interesting to note that links to turnout and voting data are no longer active on the CEC website. While protests have been scheduled for today in Chisinau, early activity is light, with no protesters assembled by mid-morning. Looking to the south, the opposition has increased its activities in Georgia, staging a large protest to call for an early presidential election (also see Eurasianet's story).