Moldova

Majority of Moldovan citizens against joining NATO, poll reveals

CHISINAU, September 23. /TASS/: The majority of Moldovan citizens is against the country's accession to NATO, a poll held by Moldova's Association of Sociologists and Demographers informs.

"45.8% of those polled are against joining the alliance, while 23% support it. 13.2% noted that they would not take part in a referendum on this issue, 13.6% were undecided. The other 4.3% do not know what NATO is and were unable to answer the question," the poll results stated.

Moldovan oligarch's party makes way for pro-Europe, pro-Russia coalition

15 June 2019; DW: Moldova's Democratic Party, led by powerful oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc, announced its resignation on Friday, ceding power to a new coalition.

However, the Democrats consider the new Moldovan government to be illegal and that a snap election should be held to decide who leads the impoverished ex-Soviet republic out of a political crisis.

Moldova Democratic Party confirms its leader Plahotniuc left country

CHISINAU, June 15. /TASS/: Vladimir Plahotniuc, the leader of Moldova’s ruling-turned-opposition Democratic Party left the country "for a couple of days," the party’s press service said on Saturday.

"Due to media speculations about the alleged disappearance of the Moldova Democratic Party leader, we announce that Vladimir Plahotniuc left the country for a couple of days to visit his family," the press service said in a statement.

Moldova parties form government, despite court rulings

9 June 2019; AFP: The ex-Soviet state which lies between Ukraine and Romania has been in political chaos since the elections in February. A deadline to form a government expired this weekend. 

After months of talks, an unprecedented alliance was finally formed on Saturday between the pro-European ACUM group and pro-Russian Socialist Party of President Igor Dodon. ACUM's Maia Sandu, a former minister and World Bank adviser, was named prime minister on Saturday afternoon.

Moldova’s Constitutional Court rules on dissolving parliament

CHISINAU, June 9. /TASS/: Moldova’s Constitutional Court has ruled that the parliament should be dissolved at the request of Pavel Filip, a former prime minister who was replaced by Maia Sandu on Saturday.

"The Constitutional Court has stated the need to dissolve the 10th parliament over its inability to meet the deadline on approving the government, stipulated by Article 85.1 of the Constitution," the court’s head Mihai Poalelungi said.

Moldova's high court validates parliamentary election results

BUCHAREST, March 9 (Xinhua) -- The Moldovan Constitutional Court late Saturday validated the final results of the parliamentary elections and the mandates of deputies.

According to news reaching here from Chisinau, capital of Moldova, the Constitutional Court recognized the results of the parliamentary elections held on Feb. 24 both in national and single-mandate constituencies, and approved the mandates of the 101 elected deputies.

Moldova: Pro-Russian, pro-Western parties headed for tie

25 Feb 2019; DW: Moldova's pro-Russian and pro-EU parties were neck and neck after polls closed in Sunday's parliamentary election, with more than 30 percent of the vote counted.

The broadly pro-Russia opposition Socialists, the party of President Igor Dodon, has won around 30 percent of the vote, while the ruling Democratic Party was slightly behind with about 29 percent, according to figues from the Electoral Commission.

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