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Friday, July 31, 2009

Moldovan gap to widen

The last ruling communist government in Europe has finally been removed from power in the former Soviet Republic of Moldova.

The citizens of Moldova are said to be the poorest in Europe, but enjoy a very small gap between the poorest in their community and the richest Moldovans who are also not very wealthy. About one million of the Moldovan population of 4 million are said to live on less than $2 per day.

Although the end of communism is likely to relieve widespread poverty, true socialists will be concerned about the widening gap between rich and poor.

One of the reasons the communists have held on for so long is that the Moldovans' helpful neighbours, Russia have been backing the Communists. The Russians prefer their neighbours to be weak and poverty stricken.

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