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09 Jun 2019 | 01:35 PM UTC

Moldova: Acting president schedules snap elections for September 6

Moldova News Alert

Acting President Pavel Filip dissolves parliament on June 9, calls for snap elections for September 6 following dismissal of President Igor Dodon; election-related demonstrations and events likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/9/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/6/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Chisinau). COUNTRY/REGION Moldova

Event

Acting President Pavel Filip of the Democratic Party of Moldova dissolved the parliament on Sunday, June 9, and called for snap elections to be held on September 6. Pavel was appointed acting president following the dismissal of President Igor Dodon by the Constitutional Court on Sunday morning (local time). Demonstrations in response to the recent political events and related to the upcoming elections are likely in the coming days and months.

Context

Moldova's parliament has been hung since elections in February 2019 created political deadlock until Saturday, June 8, when two opposition parties agreed to form a government and appoint a new prime minister. In response, the Democratic Party of Moldova called for parliament to be dissolved; President Dodon refused to dissolve parliament resulting in his ouster by the constitutional court.

Advice

Individuals in Moldova are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate political and election-related demonstrations and associated disruptions, avoid all public gatherings, and refrain from discussing political topics in public or on social media.

 

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