Although the runoff ballots had yet to be cast on 30 November - election eve - parliamentary speaker and independent presidential candidate Petru Lucinschi was convinced he would win. By 2 December, when he spoke with Anne Nivat about the election, the media, and Moldova's future, 54 percent of the electorate had confirmed his ambitions.

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