Moldova’s outgoing government agrees to leave office, finally

For about a week the outgoing government of Republic of Moldova refused to leave the post and as an aftermath the new coalition government couldn’t take office in capital city Chisinau.

However, Friday afternoon the impasse ended with united efforts of diplomats from Russia, United States and Europe.

Moldova is a small landlocked state lying between Ukraine and Romania in southeast Europe. Former Prime Minister Pavel Filip has now resigned after mass protests over the weekend and international pressure.

The new government is a coalition of pro-Russian Socialist and pro-Western Now Platform parties. The new prime minister is former World Bank official Maia Sandu. He leads the Now Platform party.

Last February the two parties started discussing formation of a coalition government as neither won a clear majority in the national parliamentary elections. By early June the two parties reached an agreement and following it the court temporarily suspended pro-Russian president Igor Dodon.

Moldova is a small landlocked state lying between Ukraine and Romania in southeast Europe. Former Prime Minister Pavel Filip has now resigned after mass protests over the weekend and international pressure.

Meanwhile, ideological differences between the two parties raise question about long-term prospects of the coalition government.

It is true Moldovan politics could remain turbulent. There is a territorial dispute too in the eastern part. Transnistria remains unresolved for about three decades. Russian troops backed rebels are active here.

Paul Linus

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