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Basescu Sends A Message To Voronin

This time Basescu (left) gets to show Voronin the door.
RFE/RL's Moldovan Service reports that Romanian President Traian Basescu has tried to drive a nail into President Voronin's political coffin. Or at least limit his options.

"Voronin might remember that I helped him form a majority after elections in the past," Basescu said, "but this time Voronin will not have my support to build a majority in parliament and elect [Moldova's] president."

Basescu had already stoked the fires in a pretty frank interview with RFE/RL ahead of this week's elections. But is he overstating his influence across the border just a tad?

-- Andy Heil