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Moldova leader nominates former finance minister as PM candidate

13 Nov 2019

CHISINAU Moldovan President Igor Dodon on Wednesday nominated former finance minister Ion Chicu to be the next prime minister in what is likely to be a Socialist Party-backed minority government following the collapse of the ruling coalition.

Moldova's fledgling government felled by no-confidence vote

12 Nov 2019

CHISINAU A no-confidence vote brought down Moldova's government on Tuesday, threatening more instability just five months after pro-Western Prime Minister Maia Sandu took office promising to fight corruption.

As rivals dig in, Moldova president pushes back against snap election

11 Jun 2019

CHISINAU Moldovan President Igor Dodon on Tuesday scrapped a decree for a snap parliamentary election that was hastily issued by his rivals through a high court manoeuvre, as two opposing factions tussled for control of the tiny east European country.

As rivals dig in, Moldova president pushes back against snap election

11 Jun 2019

CHISINAU Moldovan President Igor Dodon on Tuesday scrapped a decree for a snap parliamentary election that was hastily issued by his rivals over the weekend, as two opposing factions tussled for control of the tiny east European country.

With Moldova in crisis, two rival governments hold meetings

10 Jun 2019

CHISINAU Two rival Moldovan governments held simultaneous cabinet meetings and accused each other of trying to usurp power on Monday, deepening a crisis brought on by an inconclusive parliamentary election in February.

Moldovan president suspended, snap election called as crisis deepens

09 Jun 2019

CHISINAU A Moldovan court temporarily relieved President Igor Dodon of his duties on Sunday to allow a stand-in to call a snap election, deepening a standoff between rival political parties over the formation of a new government after months of deadlock.

Moldovan parties agree to form government after months of deadlock

08 Jun 2019

CHISINAU/KIEV Moldovan parties on Saturday agreed to form a government and appoint Maia Sandu, a former education minister and World Bank adviser, as prime minister with a mandate to curb the power of oligarchs in one of Europe's poorest countries.

Moldova set for coalition talks after inconclusive election

25 Feb 2019

CHISINAU An election in Moldova has produced a hung parliament, with the vote split between pro-Western and pro-Russian forces at a time when the ex-Soviet republic's relations with the European Union have soured.

Moldova looks set for hung parliament as opposition threatens protests

24 Feb 2019

CHISINAU Early results pointed to a hung parliament in Moldova's election on Sunday, splitting the vote between pro-Western and pro-Russian forces at a time when the ex-Soviet republic's relations with the European Union have soured.

Moldova opposition election candidates: We're being poisoned

21 Feb 2019

CHISINAU Two opposition leaders on Thursday accused Moldovan authorities of poisoning them, drawing a rapid denial from the ruling party, just days before a parliamentary election that threatens to tip the east European country back into crisis.

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