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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Moldova's Snegur Leads

CHISINAU, Moldova () -- President Mircea Snegur took a commanding lead in the first round of Moldova's presidential election, but both he and runner-up, parliament chairman, Petru Lucinschi said Monday they were confident of victory in the second round.

Snegur, speaking on national radio after early results came out, described his victory as a rebuff to conservatives.

"The ... votes cast for me are a resolute rebuff to all revanchist and conservative forces of the left," he said.

The run-off will be Dec. 1.