Moldova is the only former Soviet country that voted the Communist Party back in power through democratic elections. They won the vote again in Spring 2009, but accusations of fraud unleashed violent demonstrations. Protesters spread their message through Twitter and Facebook until a large crowd formed in central Chisinau, and then stormed the parliament building and presidential palace. More than 30 people were injured in the protests. Three protesters later died in police custody under mysterious circumstances.
A voter walks towards curtains of a voting booth inside a polling station in Molovata, Moldova on 5 April 2009. The Party of Communists of Moldova won the elections, but opposition leaders accused the Communists of rigging the elections and later demanded a recount.