Monday, April 6, 2009
Several thousand Moldovans protested the PCRM's victory in yesterday's election, alleging that vote fraud was a major factor in the PCRM's success (the OSCE's preliminary post-election report was generally positive, although some problems were noted). Reports indicate that largely young people were mobilized. Estimates of protest size range from 2,500 to 20,000; photographs certainly suggest that the number of participants exceeds the lowest estimates. More protests are scheduled for Tuesday.