Presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky (centre) after the announcement of an exit poll on Sunday. Photo: EPA/Tatyana Zenkovich.
Expatriate Ukrainians in Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece, Romania, Croatia and Montenegro mostly voted on Sunday for a second presidential term for Petro Poroshenko, who was defeated in a landslide by comedian and TV star Volodymyr Zelensky.
The Central Electoral Bureau (BEC) has approved the bids filed by the Social Democratic Party (PSD), the National Liberal Party (PNL), the Save Romania Union - PLUS (USR-PLUS) 2020 Election Alliance, according to its decisions posted on its website.
Former Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos on Saturday announced in Cluj that he and his supporters registered a new political party, the Liberty, Unity and Solidarity Party (PLUS), which will replace the Romania Together Movement (Miscarea Romania Impreuna).
Ahead of massive protests scheduled for Sunday, August 26, in the main square of Chisinau, Moldova's ruling Democratic Party, PD, has started an aggressive media campaign, claiming Russia is behind the protests.
The campaign has connected political leaders to prominent figures in civil society in Moldova to the Russian secret service, the FSB, which allegedly is behind the protests.
A total of 38 people were detained in Istanbul over protesting the Supreme Election Board's (YSK) last-minute decision to accept unstamped ballots as valid in the April 16 constitutional referendum.
Freedom and Solidarity Party (ÖDP) provincial manager Mesut Geçgel is among those detained in an operation carried out by anti-terror police on April 19, daily Birgün reported.