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The results of the parliamentary elections in Transnistria. Is Minsk-3 moving to the banks of the Dniester?

Behind the Syrian and Ukrainian peripetia, aggravation of relations with Turkey and other foreign-dominated foreigners was somewhat lost newsrelated to the results of the parliamentary elections in the Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublika.

The results of the parliamentary elections in Transnistria. Is Minsk-3 moving to the banks of the Dniester?

47% of voters took part in the election of deputies of the Supreme Council of the PMR. As noted by the Central Election Commission of the Republic, this is 4% more than during the previous elections (2010). The results of the will of the residents of Transnistria showed that almost on 80% the new Supreme Council of the Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublika has an oppositional composition of the Transdniestrian Republic's President Yevgeny Shevchuk - 34 from 43 seats. The main part of the deputies of the Transdniestrian Supreme Soviet are representatives of the Transnistrian party “Renewal”, which today is actually a conductor of business interests, in particular, the Sheriff holding. A holding brings in the PMR budget more than half of total income. The president of the holding is Viktor Gushan, the general director is Dmitry Ogirchuk. Sheriff has significant assets, with more than 13 thousands of employees. The scope of activities of the holding: from sports clubs and hotels to the wine and brandy factory, bakery and banking sector.

Today it is believed that, thanks to the convincing victory of the opposition candidates to the current president of the Transdnistrian Moldavian Republic, on the one hand, the influence of people from the former head of the republic Igor Smirnov is growing, on the other hand, the romanticism disappears from the PMR’s policy, so to speak, enters the republic’s policy large (by regional standards) business.

The Revival Party did not manage to gain enough votes to promote the ideas of the current President Yevgeny Shevchuk (and this is his party), but the Renovation with the sheriffs now have the opportunity not only to make decisions on the formation of the government, but also to make constitutional changes. With the substantial overweight in the parliament, the “Renovationists” even have chances for the president’s early resignation from his post as a result of a potential impeachment announcement. Although, by and large, “Renewal” didn’t particularly need Shevchyuk to leave the post, because in the Transnistrian republic’s 2016, presidential elections are expected, and the results of the elections of deputies to the Supreme Council showed that Transnistrians did not vote for Yevgeny Shevchuk and his political platform burn with desire.

It should be noted that the opponents of Shevchuk had a certain advantage in the current parliament of the republic, but the fact of the matter is that the advantage is “some” and it was not enough for the formation of the PMR’s political landscape. Now is another matter.

It can be assumed that the number of those who support the political forces of the current president has significantly decreased for several reasons. First, both Moldova and Ukraine have recently been going to tighten the blockade of the Transdniestrian Moldavian Republic, and the current president was unable to offer the people of the republic a way out of this situation. For obvious reasons, Shevchuk does not have the ability to somehow influence Kiev and Chisinau in order to loosen the blockade and even more so to lift it. Secondly, the official Tiraspol turned out to be in fact not ready to oppose the practice of criminal prosecution of representatives of the leadership, which (practice) Chisinau has been promoting. Naturally, the decline in the standard of living of ordinary Transnistrians played a role, many of whom, having Russian passports, wished to go to the Russian Federation, as they say, in search of a better life.

What kind of life can those Transnistrians who are not going to leave their native lands count on? There is an opinion that people will have to get used to new political realities. The fact is that “Renewal” is a lot of capital, and it is unlikely that capital, if one can put it that way, would like the attempts of Kiev and Chisinau to restrict its movement. The same “Sheriff” (its political wing), which has economic interests both in Moldova and in Ukraine (if only because we are talking about the geographical neighbors of Transnistria), may well make contact, both with one and with another. ” partners. "

On the one hand, this can be to the advantage of ordinary citizens of the republic (apparently, people hoped to vote in elections), as business line agreements can really at least partially weaken the blockade and give impetus to the economy. But the Transnistrian medal has another side. The fact is that the interests of large business, to put it mildly, are not always an exact copy of the interests of, as they say, working people. There is a considerable likelihood that the “partners” will ask Transnistria to temper the ardor of independence and enter the system of coordinates rushing into Moldova’s “bright European (or specifically Romanian) future”. And if at the helm at this moment there will be representatives of big capital, then there is reason to believe that they are able to accept the offer of the same official Chisinau and arrange a sort of warming option for Moldovan-Transdniestrian relations with all the consequences for Transnistria. As an option, in the next elections (if the MRT in this case will be allowed to be held at all), the PMR Supreme Council will already have openly pro-Chisinau (and even Chisinau) forces.

However, it is necessary to understand that with all the opposition to the incumbent President of the PMR, Shevchuk, the winning “Update” by definition cannot ignore Russian interests in the region. Russia recognized the results of elections to the Supreme Council of Transnistria, Russian observers did not detect any violations that the current head of the Transdniestrian Moldavian Republic tried to declare. We should not forget that the “Renewal” among the allies of the Russian parties is “United Russia”, and this information is unlikely to be exclusively declarative. If so, it turns out that the emergence of all the levers of power in the party of Transnistrian capital fits into the alignment of the interests of the Russian party, many of whose representatives, to put it mildly, are not far from big capital.

Does this mean that the vector of Russian politics in Transnistria is also changing towards the “Minsk scenario” on the Dniester, when the politics of “neither peace nor war” adds more than a weighty component of the wide-ranging financial interests? I would like to hope that ordinary Transnistrians and Russian geopolitical interests (and the interests of the Russian state, and not a narrow group of money-bags) will not be hostages of this situation.

Afterword. By the way, it is noteworthy that in the past few days, the Ukrainian “partners” have become too active in terms of the proposal to “do away” with Transdniestria, as a virtually independent territory, and do everything to transfer control over the Transdniestrian Republic to Chisinau “comrades”, of course with the withdrawal of the Russian peacekeeping contingent from the banks of the Dniester. Is a coincidence? ..
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  1. inkass_98
    inkass_98 8 December 2015 06: 58
    The situation in the PMR directly depends on the policy of the Ruin, including the supply of our peacekeepers. And the sooner power collapses in Kiev, the easier it will be to resolve the PMR problem in one way or another (of course).
  2. parusnik
    parusnik 8 December 2015 07: 42
    Is it really a coincidence? ....Yes it’s unlikely ... the juntas will do anything .. I need any conflict .. what would I yell later ... Help, Russia is killing ..
  3. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 8 December 2015 07: 43
    in the past few days, the Ukrainian "partners" have become too active in terms of the proposal to "end" Transnistria as a virtually independent territory

    I would have figured out first, strategists, damn it.
    1. Lelek
      Lelek 8 December 2015 08: 58
      Quote: Vladimirets
      I would have figured out first, strategists, damn it.

      Well you, my friend, and bent. When was the great race of the U.K.r.p.o.p. Squeal that everyone around is to blame for the troubles inside the former Ukraine, the favorite scenario of the rulers and the revolution of the country 404, which (following the example of DAESH) has come to the theft of art rarities.
  4. Svarog5570
    Svarog5570 8 December 2015 08: 41
    Ukrainians are right there, Americans can be seen kicking them a lot
    KAPITANUS 8 December 2015 09: 39
    Transnistria - there is a Russian land! All election campaigning was built solely on this, whoever won the most for Russia.
  6. Nazaroff
    Nazaroff 8 December 2015 10: 25
    Transnistria is a Russian outpost in the Balkans. Everyone understands this - both in Russia, here in the PMR, and all kinds of "friends". As for the elections, I will say this - Thank God that people were not allowed to enter the Supreme Council, with the permission of the president to say this. Otherwise, it would have been jo-pa ... ((((Which, for the sake of personal ambitions and greed, simply "lowered" the standard of living of the population to the curb.) In order not to talk about the Sheriff holding, he still does and develops something in the region, giving jobs (more than 14 thousand places!) and a decent salary by local standards. Thus, allowing people to live and work at home, and not knock around in other people's corners. Something like this in short)
    1. RAA
      RAA 8 December 2015 23: 56
      Looks like you are dreaming of Romania! But Shevchuk, as a true patriot, statesman, is very sorry!
  7. rudik
    rudik 8 December 2015 10: 36
    It is necessary to Clone Catherine, crush the whole of Europe and live in peace and speak French) so all this for ....
  8. tacet
    tacet 8 December 2015 11: 04
    Big business does not mean pro-Western, for example, Chaly in the Crimea was far from a small businessman.
  9. LLI_B_O_H_D_E_P
    LLI_B_O_H_D_E_P 8 December 2015 13: 30
    Honestly, no one in the PMR expected that so many mandates would be taken by the Renovation party (Sheriff holding), and in some polling stations where the elections were held, candidates from the Renovation went to parliament with a huge margin, which could not have been in principle ... in my opinion, the Sheriff holding applied what that is a very cunning maneuver with distortion of the election results in their favor (we must not forget that the chairman of the CEC is made of people - this is the first, the second - there are rumors that a large number of PMR passports were brought to the territory of the PMR, which were made abroad and these at many polling stations saw some and the same people in different cities, and the third - the so-called "carousel" was used in some areas, as if it was on the site in the Red Barracks in Tiraspol where the son of the general director of the Sheriff holding was elected) .... although, frankly, in the above article there is some truth in relation to the current president of the PMR Shevchuk, over the years that he has been in power since 2011 in the Republic of complete confusion in power, the heads of departments are changed several times a year (as an example, ministers of education were changed three times in 6 months), people do not have time to catch who is replacing whom in power, there is no stability with him, the power constantly excites ... here are the accusations against Shevchuk in relation to the current economic situation, in my opinion, are groundless, Shevchuk went the following way in this situation when Ukraine, Moldova and Russia collapsed - in the PMR, the dollar was not allowed to rise by a single penny, that's what the dollar exchange rate was about 5 years ago. and it stands still, but it is clear that this was done artificially, but there is no inflation in the PMR, there is even a slight drop in prices for a number of goods, and it cannot be so - in Moldova, in Ukraine, in Russia there is an economic crisis, economic rates are falling, and in the PMR (on this piece of land that depends on the RF, RM and RU) and in the PMR there is an economic boom and economic growth ...
  10. Nazaroff
    Nazaroff 8 December 2015 17: 02
    Quote: LLI_B_O_H_D_E_P
    second - there are rumors that a large number of passports of the PMR were brought into the territory of the PMR,

    Have you seen them personally - these passports and these "same people"? Ah, there are rumors ... But I took an active part in the elections. So no "carousels" and "the same persons" in different cities, neither I nor my comrades observed. As the numerous observers invited from the same Russia and other States did not see them. Shevchuk with his team of "professionals" received an almost complete defeat in the elections, because of his completely incompetent domestic, foreign and economic policy! And absolutely disregard for the population.
    1. RAA
      RAA 8 December 2015 23: 44
      Shevchuk, he did everything right! But he is tied by the Supreme Council, which does not allow the adoption of laws that prevent the flow of money through offshore companies. Sheriffovsky Verkh. The Council, under the threat of an economic blockade, will betray the people of Transdniestria and Russia. For its capital is more important. And election violations were considerable!
  11. LLI_B_O_H_D_E_P
    LLI_B_O_H_D_E_P 9 December 2015 00: 18
    Have you seen them personally - these passports and these "same people"? Ah, there are rumors ... But I took an active part in the elections. ..... I have expressed the opinion of a number of candidates for deputies, and there is no need to idialize the Sheriff holding and the Karamny faction Renewal, remember whose money the Sheriff company was founded in the early 90s, then remember the series of contract killings in the mid 90s , then remember how under the former President Smirnov from 2005 to 2011 the Sheriff firm was almost completely exempted from customs duties and the PMR lost about $ 950 million to the budget, but it regularly received assistance from Russia, that is, Russia actually provided financial assistance to the Sheriff firm. ..and I also want to draw your attention - it is dangerous when all branches of power are in the same hands, the Sheriff now has the legislative branch of power, the Sheriff firm has a very serious influence on the adoption of decisions in their favor by the Sheriff, it remains for them to get the leadership of the executive bodies authorities and then you can change the signboard instead of the PMR to be called the Sheriff Republic!
  12. Pretoreanec
    Pretoreanec 11 December 2015 17: 54
    But did Russia in 1996 not commit itself to withdraw its troops from the PMR and to remove / destroy ammunition depots?