Moldovan Court Ousts President, New Elections Called

Posted on June 9, 2019 6:49 pm

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Moldova has plunged deeper into political crisis after the Constitutional Court stripped pro-Russian President Igor Dodon of his power over his failure to form a new government after months of political deadlock. The court on Sunday also appointed former Prime Minister Pavel Filip as interim president. Filip immediately dissolved the parliament and called for snap elections on September 6 as thousands of his supporters gathered in the capital, Chisinau, for a rally. Dodon’s Socialist Party had said on Saturday it was forming a coalition government, but the court ruled that the move had come a day after the 90-day deadline