Moldovan lawmakers on Thursday (14 November) approved a new minority government controlled by the Socialist Party of pro-Russian President Igor Dodon, two days after the dissolution of a pro-European government.
Moldova’s government was brought down by a no-confidence vote on Tuesday (12 November), threatening more instability just five months after pro-Western Prime Minister Maia Sandu took office promising to fight corruption.
Moldovan President Igor Dodon said on Thursday (7 November) the former Soviet republic’s coalition government could collapse following a move by the prime minister to take on powers to nominate the prosecutor general.
Although the new coalition comes with risks, Moldova is now in a unique position to restore its democratic track record and recommit to its path of pro-European reforms, write Cristina Gherasimov and Iulian Groza.
Moldova’s new prime minister Maia Sandu consolidated her power on Friday (14 June) as her predecessor resigned, appearing to ease a crisis that shook the country for the past week as two rival governments jostled for control.
Moldova's presidential election will go to a second round, preliminary results showed early today (31 October), after a pro-Russian socialist candidate fell short of winning sufficient support to achieve all-out victory.