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Former parliament speaker Shevchuk, 43, won the Dec. 25 run-off against incumbent speaker Anatoly Kaminsky, backed by the Kremlin, the major donor to the unrecognised republic located along Moldova’s border with Ukraine.

"In foreign policy, we will focus our efforts on winning recognition for Transdniestria and on friendship with our strategic partners in Russia," Shevchuk said at the inauguration ceremony.

Kaminsky’s defeat was the second time in two months that a Moscow-backed candidate has lost a contest for the leadership of one of the Russian-sponsored separatist regions that claims independence from other former Soviet states.

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