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Moldova holds first presidential election in 20 years

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Baku, October 30 AZERTAC 

Voting is under way in Moldova for the country's first presidential election in 20 years.

Since 1996 presidents of Moldova have been chosen by parliament.

Pavel Filip was appointed prime minister in January and it was his pro-European coalition that re-established the popular vote.

Igor Dodon, has been ahead in opinion polls and has pledged to push for new parliamentary elections if he wins.

His main rival is Maia Sandu of the pro-Western, centre-right opposition. She has been praised for reforming the education system.

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