|Author (Corporate)||Cardiff EDC|
|Content Type||News, Overview|
Reports, analyses and information regarding the political uncertainty affecting Moldova following an inclusive parliamentary election.
The legislative elections in Moldova in February 2019 produced a hung Parliament, by which no political party could form a majority to back the cabinet. Lengthy negotiations between parties were launched but to no successful result. Under the country's Constitution, political parties are given three months to form a government or the President is allowed to dissolve the Parliament and call for new elections.
On 8 June, the Socialist party and the ACUM platform announced a surprise agreement for a coalition government, led by Maia Sandu. On the same day, the Democratic party submitted a petition challenging the legitimacy of the proposed coalition cabinet. On 9 June, the Constitutional Court accepted the petition and temporarily relieved the country's President of his duties due to his refusal to dissolve the Parliament. Pavel Filip (Democratic party) was appointed interim President to sign a decree calling for a snap parliamentary election. The dispute over the post-election deadline and whether the coalition was created after it expired was at the core of the political crisis.
For a period, two rival governments issued orders in Moldova and accused each other of seizing power. The coalition cabinet was prevented by the parallel administration and its supporters to take office, despite the support received by the international community. The interim President eventually announced his resignation on 14 June, while still refusing to recognise the legitimacy of the coalition cabinet. The Constitutional Court later decided to reverse its initial decisions, which had first triggered the political crisis.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||National Politics|
|Countries / Regions||Moldova|