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TIRASPOL, December 2. /TASS/. The social and political situation in Transdniestria has deteriorated - supporters of President Yevgeny Shevchuk who lost last Sunday’s parliamentary elections, have called on the people to stage a rally on Wednesday demanding a probe into the voting legitimacy. The prosecutor of the unrecognised republic, Alexander Deli, on Tuesday evening warned the organisers of the protest, planned to be held at the building of the Central Election Commission (CEC) in Tiraspol, of responsibility for their action.
"I warn all public and private media and citizens against calls for taking part in illegal rallies and gatherings, as well as citizens against taking part in them," he said in a statement posted on the website of the prosecutor’s office. The warning says that the law enforcement agencies have information that "these actions may entail serious, unpredictable consequences." Deli warned that "in case of non-compliance with the warning requirements, the prosecutor's office will consider the issue of bringing those responsible to account by law."
The Trans-Dniester region head’s supporters who lost the elections for their part held a meeting on Tuesday night to express disagreement with the voting results. They formed a working group, which wrote an appeal to the republic’s president and the prosecutor. They demand a probe into all the violations and falsifications during the elections and the prosecutorial response measures if the violations are confirmed. The Trans-Dniester president’s supporters who lost the elections also demanded to give them an opportunity to familiarise with the lists of voters. Local social media have been spreading calls to begin indefinite protest actions.
The separatist region of Transdniestria - a narrow strip of land between the Dniester River and the Ukrainian border - proclaimed independence from Moldova in 1990, and is considered one of the post-Soviet space’s "frozen conflicts". The international community does not recognise its self-declared statehood. In a September 2006 referendum, unrecognised by Moldova and the international community, the region reasserted its demand for independence and also backed a plan eventually to join Russia.