Moldovan Parliament doubts Moldovan votes

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The Parliament of Moldova has discussed the suspicious results of the Moldovan vote in the final of the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest. According to the Moldovans it is a scandal that Romania did not receive their 12 points. Moldovan representatives Zdob si Zdub are hoping that their fans in Romania won't let them down after Moldova awarded Luminita Anghel & Sistem with only 7 points.

Parliamentary discussions in Chisinau
The Parliament of Moldova has discussed the suspicious results of the Moldovan televote at the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest. Results which have caused a big dispute in Chisinau. In the final, Moldova awarded Latvia with 12 points. Their good friends and neighbours from Romania had to be satisfied with 7 Moldovan points…

Many people cannot believe that the Moldovan favourites, Luminita Anghel & Sistem from Romania, didn't receive the maximum score. Angela Arama, Deputy of the Christian Democratic Party has requested more information concerning the number of telephone calls made in Moldova. “I hope, that this information will capture the total amount of calls and will help to define the results for each competitor,” Arama said.

Latvia: 0 points in the semifinal, 12 points in the final
Also Zdob si Zdub, this year's Moldovan representatives, do not agree with the Moldovan voting results in the final. “The semifinal results and a survey have confirmed the support of the Moldovan people towards Romania. We do not think that the Moldovan people have changed their opinion in only two days,” the band members say.

In the semifinal, the Moldovan audience made clear its musical preference. The televoting results awarded Romania with 12 points. Latvia (which would get 12 points in the final) received no single point.

Televoting results or back-up jury?
The members of the back-up jury claim to have given their maximum scores to Romania. “I gave my 12 points to Romania and so did my colleagues,” Vlad Gorgos, one of the jury members declared. However, it is still unknown whether the back-up jury results had to be used in Moldova due to technical problems or too few voters. In the semifinal, the televoting results of Moldova had been declared valid.

Vasile Duca, member of the organizing committee of the Eurovision Song Contest, said that an answer about the amount of televotes cast in Moldova can be given in approximately two weeks.

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