Moldova between Europe and Russia: Inoculating against the colored contagion?

Luke March*, Graeme P. Herd

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In the elections of March 6, 2005, the Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova (PCRM) won re-election in an OSCE-approved parliamentary vote lacking large-scale electoral fraud and widespread popular mobilization. Grounding their analysis in the political science literature on "colored" revolutions, interviews, and news reports, two political scientists examine this outcome, asking why a colored revolution did not occur in Moldova. Moldova's "orange evolution" is analyzed in terms of structural preconditions and catalytic factors for colored revolutions as well as broader questions about possible paths out of the patronal and patrimonial forms of government dominating the CIS.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-379
Number of pages31
JournalPost-Soviet Affairs
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2006


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