June 14, 2019 / 3:07 PM / 4 months ago

Moldova Democratic Party says steps down from power

CHISINAU, June 14 (Reuters) - The Democratic Party of Moldova said on Friday it would step down from power and dismiss Prime Minister Pavel Filip’s government.

“The resignation of the government of Pavel Filip is the only possible and legitimate solution to prevent a political crisis,” Vladimir Cebotari said in a televised briefing.

Moldova has been in turmoil for the past week as two rival governments tussled for control of the east European country. Maia Sandu was nominated as Prime Minister last weekend, but Filip’s camp refused to recognise her government’s legitimacy. (Reporting by Matthias Williams and Alexander Tanas; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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