Moldova corruption: Fugitive businessman shaping next election

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    A fugitive businessman and politician in Moldova could play a big role in the second round of the presidential election this month. Ilan Shor is accused of being involved in Moldova’s so-called “Theft of the Century” – a heist in which $1bn disappeared from Moldova’s three biggest banks. But in the town where he used to be mayor, many celebrate his legacy. Al Jazeera’s Sonia Gallego reports from the city of Orhei, Moldova. –

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    Moldova, an Eastern European country and former Soviet republic, has varied terrain including forests, rocky hills and vineyards. Its wine regions include Nistreana, known for reds, and Codru, home to some of the world’s largest cellars. Capital Chișinău has Soviet-style architecture and the National Museum of History, exhibiting art and ethnographic collections that reflect cultural links with neighboring Romania. 

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