Moldovan Parliament Passes Vote Of No Confidence In Filat Government

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Reuters
Moldova's parliament on Tuesday passed a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Vlad Filat's government after weeks of feuding within the three-party pro-Europe coalition which has governed the former Soviet republic for more than three years.

Vlad Filat

Moldova's parliament on Tuesday passed a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Vlad Filat's government after weeks of feuding within the three-party pro-Europe coalition which has governed the former Soviet republic for more than three years.

Deputies supported the no confidence move, which had been proposed by the opposition communists, by 54 votes, three more than the 51 required for it to be passed.

The vote means that Filat's government immediately falls but will stay on as an interim one until a new prime minister is appointed, on the basis of proposals from President Nicolae Timofti, or early elections are held.