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Moldova: Communists may support 2-party pro-European gov’t

January 23, 2015

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Two pro-European parties have agreed to form a minority government in Moldova but will need support from the Communist Party to pass legislation.

They had hoped to form a majority coalition with a third party following the Nov. 30 election, but talks stalled when the Liberal Party demanded that the general prosecutor overseeing corruption probes should be a foreign citizen.

“It won’t be easy ... but we will manage to implement ... reforms so Moldova continues its European path,” said Democratic Party leader Vlad Filat after signing an agreement Friday with the Liberal Democratic Party. They have 42 seats in the 101-seat legislation.

The Communists, with 20 seats, say they will support the government depending on who is proposed as prime minister.