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    Four Moldovan political parties of those twenty which participated in the country's early parliamentary elections will get into the parliament, exit polls held by Romanian and Moldovan sociologists said.

    Four Moldovan political parties of those twenty which participated in the country's early parliamentary elections will get into the parliament, exit polls held by Romanian and Moldovan sociologists said.

    According to the Moldovans, The Communist Party is dominating the competition with 33.8 percent; it is followed by the Liberal Democratic Party which gained 32.2 percent. Next are the country's Democratic Party with 14 percent and the Liberal Party with 10 percent.

    The exit poll carried out by Romanian pollster gave different results. According to it the Liberal Democratic Party gained 34.3 percent and the communists are second with 26 percent. Both the Liberal and the Democratic Party achieved some 15 percent.

    Moldovan acting president Mihai Ghimpu announced the dissolution of parliament on September 28. The move was in line with the Constitutional Court's September 21 ruling, which said that a failure to elect a president in two subsequent elections provided sufficient grounds for the dissolution of parliament.

    Under the current law, the head of state is elected by parliament but in its present makeup none of the candidates can garner the required number of votes.

    The impoverished former Soviet republic has been divided between the Communists, who had dominated the political scene for most of the decade, and the ruling coalition of four parties who seek closer ties with the European Union.

    The political crisis in Moldova, which has been without a full-fledged president for more than a year and a half, deepened after the September 5 referendum on whether the head of the state should be elected by a direct popular vote. It was declared invalid due to a low turnout.

    CHISINAU, November 28 (RIA Novosti)

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