Protesters storm the parliament in Moldova

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Leader of Moldova's opposition 'Our Party' Renato Usatii (L) attends a protest in downtown Chisinau, Moldova, 16 January 2016. Citizens protest against Vladimir Plahotniuc and ask early election. The Democratic Party appointed Pavel Filip, who was confirmed by the Parliament on Wednesday, January 20 as Prime Minister of Moldova. Moldova's Parliament had until 29 January 2016 to form a government, otherwise early parliamentary elections will take place.

Moldova has formed a pro-European government, but the popular uprising is escalating


Moldova has a pro-European government, but it is unpopular and the opposition seems to support a pro-Russian turn in the country’s trajectory.

Pavel Filip is the new Prime Minister of Moldova; he was sworn in on Wednesday 20th of January, but he is not welcome by many in the streets of Chisinau. As soon as it became apparent he would be receiving a vote of confidence from the Parliament, thousands of protesters gathered outside the Parliament. They called for the resignation of an “oligarchic...


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