Moldova government falls in confidence vote

Moldova’s pro-Europe government has fallen to a confidence vote brought on by scandal and bitter feuds within Prime Minister Vlad Filat’s ruling coalition.

The vote on Tuesday is likely to lead to new elections and raises questions over whether a new government will continue the drive towards the European Union (EU) or seek closer relations with Russia.

“This is a blow to Moldova and its citizens who dream of integration into the European Union,” Filat said.
“After the resignation of the government, it cannot be excluded that there will be changes to the direction the country
takes.”

Some 54 politicians voted Filat’s government out after the main partner of the Liberal Democratic party he leads broke away over a battle to control the justice system.

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