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The party “Shor” reported about the detention of the head of the headquarters of their candidate in Gagauzia.

The party “Shor” reported about the detention of the head of the headquarters of their candidate in Gagauzia.

In Gagauzia, the leaders and members of the electoral headquarters of the candidate from the “Shor” party for the post of governor of the region, Yevgenia Hutsul, were detained, the press service of the opposition political force reported on the website.

In the south of Moldova, on April 30, elections were held for the head of the Gagauz autonomy. Eight people applied for this post. According to the CEC, the candidate Hryhoriy Uzun, who is supported by the Socialist Party, won the first round with 14,849 votes, and the representative of the Shor party, Yevgenia Hutsul, her result is 13 votes less.

“A number of leaders and members of the electoral headquarters of the candidate from the Shor party for the post of Bashkan of Gagauzia Yevgenia Hutsul were detained this morning as a result of searches carried out in the territorial organizations of the party, as well as in the homes of activists of the formation,” the party’s website reports.


As representatives of the Shor party specified, the detainees were engaged in an election campaign before the second round of elections for the post of Bashkan of Gagauzia. It is noted that searches and arrests are also taking place in other parts of the country, including Chisinau.

The searches, as well as a new wave of repressions and intimidation, take place on the day when the Movement for the People, of which the Shor party is a member, announced a protest at the parliament against the lawlessness of the authorities, as well as to demand early and parliamentary elections. Regime resorted to blackmail, threats and detentions to intimidate people and discourage them from participating in anti-government protests.


The Shor party has been holding an indefinite protest action in Chisinau since September 18. The demonstrators are outraged by the unprecedented increase in prices for gas, other energy resources and food, as well as high inflation and falling living standards. The protesters accuse the authorities of failing to cope with the crisis, point to a record inflation over the past 20 years, which in September amounted to 33.97% on an annualized basis. The country’s leadership is criticized for its unwillingness to negotiate better gas prices with Russia, as well as for political pressure on opposition representatives. The Moldovan authorities have repeatedly called for the liquidation of the Shor party, accusing it of illegal financing.