Moldovan court orders new polls to end political turmoil

Moldova’s top court ruled yesterday that the country’s parliament be dissolved from June for new elections to pave the way for the selection of a new president and end a year of political turmoil.

“After June 16, 2010 the parliament should be dissolved within a reasonable timeframe,” the Constitutional Court said in its ruling.

Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat pledged that authorities would adhere to the court’s ruling.

“The Constitutional Court decision is not up for discussion,” he said, suggesting that the current parliament could be dissolved in July. In that case, the new elections will take place in September or October.

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