CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's rival governments accused each other of usurping power Tuesday amid an escalating political crisis in the impoverished ex-Soviet nation.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's interim president has dissolved parliament and called for snap elections on Sept. 6 amid a months-long political crisis.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The U.S. State Department says the invalidation of recent mayoral elections by the country's top court is "a threat to Moldovan democracy."
Andrei Nastase, a pro-European prosecutor who opposes the Russia-friendly policies of Moldova's government, won Chisinau's June 3 mayoral election, defeating a Socialist candidate who called for closer relations with Moscow.
Moldova president may be suspended for not naming minister
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's Constitutional Court says that the country's president can be temporarily suspended from his duties after he refused to swear in the defense minister.
The court ruled Tuesday that President Igor Dodon could be stripped of his duties for "deliberately refusing... to exercise a part of his constitutional attributes."
Dodon called the ruling "a grave violation" of the court's powers and threatened street protests.