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Sun Jun 9, 2019, 09:07 PM

Moldova crisis: Snap elections called by interim president

Source: BBC

Moldova crisis: Snap elections called by interim president

9 June 2019

Moldova's pro-Russian President Igor Dodon has been stripped of his duties, escalating a political crisis stemming from inconclusive general elections.

The move came after his party agreed a coalition cabinet with a pro-European Union block, welcomed by the EU.

Outgoing PM Pavel Filip's party challenged the deal and the Constitutional Court intervened to appoint him as interim president.

Mr Filip then announced the dissolution of parliament and new elections.

Parliament, however, has refused to accept his order, saying the country's state institutions had been seized.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48572304


Protests have been staged in front of Moldova's parliament in recent days (EPA)

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