Moldova’s acting president on Tuesday dissolved a hung parliament and set new elections for late November. The announcement of new parliamentary elections by acting president Mihai Ghimpu came in an address to the people today, where he urged them to abide by the laws and constitution of the country. The parliament of Moldova failed twice, in November and December, to elect a new president as a result of failure of parliamentary blocs to secure two thirds of the votes.
Upon the acting president decision, the eligible voters in the former Soviet republic will go to polls on November 28 to choose a new parliament. A controversial parliamentary election in Moldova led to riots in 2009. A four-party coalition supporting European integration and opposing Moldova’s Communists, came to power in October 2009.