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Moldova caretaker govt to resign but demands an early vote

Jun. 14, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A caretaker government in Moldova on Friday announced its resignation in order to end a power struggle that has heightened political tensions in the impoverished ex-Soviet republic. But the administration dominated by the Democratic Party, which is led by the powerful oligarch...

Putin backs Moldova's new government amid political turmoil

Jun. 13, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has given his strong support to Moldova's new coalition government, which has been locked in a power struggle with a rival administration in the former Soviet republic. In an interview Thursday with the Mir television station in Russia, Putin lashed...

Moldova crisis sparks calls for EU help in ending tensions

Jun. 12, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — The ongoing political crisis and power struggle in Moldova sparked urgent calls for help Wednesday from the European Union to end the tensions. The president of neighboring Romania, Klaus Iohannis, warned in a letter to the European Council President Donald Tusk and European...

Rival governments vie for power in Moldova political crisis

Jun. 11, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's rival governments accused each other of usurping power Tuesday amid an escalating political crisis in the impoverished ex-Soviet nation. After months of deadlock following February's elections in which no party won a majority, the pro-Russian Socialist Party of President...

European nations, Russia back new government in Moldova

Jun. 10, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Five European nations and Russia declared support Monday for elected lawmakers in Moldova, where a court-appointed interim president dissolved parliament and called a new election the day after a new coalition government won approval. In a joint declaration, France, Germany,...

Moldova's interim president calls snap election amid crisis

Jun. 9, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's interim president has dissolved parliament and called for snap elections on Sept. 6 amid a months-long political crisis. Pavel Filip announced his decision shortly after his appointment on Sunday by the Constitutional Court to replace Igor Dodon. The new government,...