From the Document: "Moldova is one of three post-Soviet states--together with Ukraine and Georgia--that has sought greater integration with the West while dealing with separatist territories occupied by Russian forces. Many Members of Congress have long supported Moldova's democratic trajectory and territorial integrity and have called on Russia to respect Moldova's sovereignty and withdraw its military forces. Moldova's political environment has been contentious for years. However, the twin victories of reformist Maia Sandu in the 2020 presidential elections and her pro-European Party of Action and Solidarity (PAS) in 2021 snap parliamentary elections point to renewed efforts to reinvigorate Moldova's governance reforms and boost its European integration efforts. PAS's victory ends years of rule by shifting and unstable parliamentary coalitions that often included allegedly corrupt political forces."
CRS In Focus, IF10894
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