Nicu Calcea

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VoC: Who will represent Moldovans?

Original source: Voices of Change

On the 7th of April, 2009, around 30,000 Moldovans watched as their parliament and the presidential building burned in what the international media would later call the first “Twitter revolution” when foreign journalists were not allowed to enter Moldova and protesters went to Twitter to inform the world about what was going on. Most of them were young people who were there to protest against what they saw as fraudulent elections won by the Communists Party. This generation would go on to enlist in pro-European parties, volunteer for various social causes and ask for repeat elections.