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LEADER OF SOVIET MOLDAVIA CALLS FOR NATIONWIDE ROUND TABLE

The Communist Party leader of Soviet Moldavia has called for the creation of an East European-style ``round table'' of various political movements to prevent the country descending into violence and mass riots. In a speech to the party's central committee, reported yesterday by the Soviet news agency Tass, Pyotr Luchinsky said people nationwide were fearful about the future.

``Luchinsky proposed setting up a kind of public parliament, a round table to which representatives of all movements, fronts, and unions would be invited alongside representatives of the country's leadership,'' Tass said.

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Luchinksy also gave his backing for transformation of the Communist Party into a union of republican parties on a ``united ideological basis.'' And he attacked a new draft party program, presented Monday by Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, as not going far enough in reducing the party's monopoly on power.