Pro-Russian activists rally in Moldova ahead of vote for new government

Two protests were held outside the Moldovan parliament today, February 16. Supporters of the Shor party are holding a rally outside parliament, while supporters of the Socialist Party are rallying in front of the entrance to the building. Pro-Russian supporters are demanding the resignation of the President, the dissolution of Parliament and the holding of early parliamentary elections.

Moldovan MPs have approved a new government headed by Prime Minister Dorin Recean.

Recean’s cabinet appointment was voted for by 62 MPs of the leading Action and Solidarity party. The parliamentary and demanded pre-term parliamentary elections.

Dorin Recean

The new parliament will consist of 10 men and seven women. At the same time, there will be only four new faces in his government.

Nicu Popescu has retained the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, he will also be one of the three deputy prime ministers. Moldova’s defence minister remains Anatol Nosatii.

Presenting the team in parliament on Thursday, Recean spoke about the government’s three priorities: discipline and order in state institutions, economic development and peace and stability.

He also said that by the end of the year, the government has a clear objective of opening accession negotiations with the EU and of speeding up the changes needed for Moldova to become a full member of the EU.

The new premier also noted that Moldova is still the target of hybrid attacks.

“We expect the intensity to increase even more in the next period, but we also have institutions ready to cope,” he said.

Rechan also promised to start denouncing Commonwealth of Independent States agreements.

On 10 February, Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita announced her resignation. After that, President Maya Sandu nominated her current advisor on defense and national security, Dorin Recean, to head the government.

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