Moldova court rules against presidential decree on new government

President Maia Sandu’s nomination of Natalia Gavrilita as prime minister for a second time after Parliament’s objection is unconstitutional, top court rules. Moldova’s constitutional court has said it is unconstitutional for President Maia Sandu to nominate Natalia Gavrilita as prime minister for a second time after Parliament had already voted to reject the nomination. Tuesday’s […]

Moldova’s pro-Russian prime minister resigns after protests

Ion Chicu, who led a pro-Russian gov’t since November 2019, steps down a day before new pro-Western president takes office. Moldova’s pro-Russian prime minister said he has resigned to pave the way for an early parliamentary election and “bring normalcy” to the tiny former Soviet state. Prime Minister Ion Chicu, who led a pro-Russian government […]

Moldova: Maia Sandu wins vote, beating Russia-backed competitor #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Putin-backed Dodon concedes after the presidential election results were published, congratulates Sandu. Maia Sandu, a former World Bank economist who favours closer ties with the European Union, has won Moldova’s presidential runoff vote, decisively defeating the staunchly pro-Russian incumbent, according to preliminary results released Monday. Sandu captured more than 57 percent of the vote, leaving […]

Moldova’s presidential election heads towards runoff #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Pro-Western former prime minister Maia Sandu will face the staunchly pro-Russian incumbent, Igor Dodon, in the second round. Moldova’s presidential election is heading to a runoff after no candidate earned a majority in a first round of weekend voting which, however, gave a narrow lead to a pro-Western candidate. The pro-Western former prime minister, Maia […]