Neighbors 23:15 17 Nov 2020

First woman in Moldovan presidency: who's Maia Sandu

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Maia Sandu, a 48-year-old economist, has been elected Moldova's new president, defeating incumbent president Igor Dodon, who has ruled the country since 2016, in the second round. According to the November 15 voting results, Sandu was 15% ahead of Dodon. 57.75% of voters supported her, while 42.25% supported the current president.

Maia Sandu who'll be the first female president in the history of independent Moldova intends to bring it closer to the EU.

We explain who the newly elected president of the neighboring country is and how she sees relations with Ukraine.

Майя Санду

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