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Moldavian Parliament appoints new government and Prime Minister

Leader of the right-wing opposition Maia Sandu was appointed as the Prime Minister of Moldova
10:58, 9 June 2019

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The parliament of Moldova appointed a government and the Prime Minister on Saturday night, as Interfax-Ukraine reported.

61 MPs voted the new government.

Moreover, the leader of the right-wing opposition Maia Sandu was unanimously appointed as the Prime Minister of Moldova.

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After the voting, the new members of the Cabinet of Ministers swore in by President of Moldova Igor Dodon.

As we reported earlier, four political parties get into the parliament after parliamentary elections in Moldova.

The parliamentary elections and a consultative referendum on reducing the number of MPs from 101 to 61 were held in Moldova on February 24.

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The leaders of the race are socialists led by President Igor Dodon, who are in favor of rapprochement with Russia, and the Democratic Party, which now controls the parliament, representing pro-European forces. It is headed by Vladimir Plahotniuc, the richest man in Moldova, who is accused by opponents of having solely controlled all the authorities. The Democratic Party supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

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