Presidential elections 2020. Tension raises in Varnița village, the central part of Moldova. The voting polls opened early in the morning, however queues formed at the polling stations in the village from the right bank of the Nistru river.
The deputy head of the Police Inspectorate within the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Moldova declared that the voters’ access to a polling station was blocked in Varnița village. Several people opposed the participation of citizens from the breakaway Transnistria region from the left bank of the Nistru river, requesting their negative COVID-19 tests.
In addition to the formed crowd, dozens of cars registered in the breakaway Transnistria region were parked close to the polling stations.
The heated discussions between voters present led to fights. Thus, tear gas was used and two people needed medical attention.
The ZdG team, present in the Varnița village, discussed to veterans voters, finding out that they were dissatisfied with citizens living on the left bank of the Nistru River, who came in large numbers, to the polling stations in Varnița.
On the other side, citizens of the breakaway Transnistria region, present at the polling stations, say they “want peace.”
Meanwhile, more and more cars are stuck in columns in order to reach the polling stations in Varnița village.
Today, November 1, Moldova elects its president for the next four years. Eight candidates are in the electoral race.