Moldova launches presidential runoff

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    Moldovans will go back to the polls in a runoff after no candidate scored the needed majority in Sunday’s presidential election. Opposition leader Maia Sandu finished slightly ahead of incumbent Igor Dodon. The country has been divided between those who favour closer ties with the European Union and those who are pro-Russian. Al Jazeera’s Sonia Gallego reports from the capital, Chisinau. –

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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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