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    Parliament in Moldova backed a motion of no confidence against the country's coalition government.

    CHISINAU (Sputnik) Moldova's parliament backed a motion of no confidence on Thursday against the country's coalition government, headed by Prime Minister Valeriu Strelet of the Liberal Democratic party.

    The motion, which follows weeks of major protests in the country, was supported by 65 parliamentarians, well above the required minimum of 51.

    The plan was supported by a range of parliamentary factions within Socialist, Communist and Democratic parties.

    Chisinau saw weeks of large-scale protests, with activists demanding the resignation of the Moldovan government and other high-ranking officials, as well as calling for early parliamentary elections and legal action on tackling corruption.

    The vote on the no-confidence initiative might trigger the second resignation of the Moldovan government’s head in a year.

    On June 12, the country’s then Prime Minister Chiril Gaburici stepped down amid a corruption scandal and investigation into his alleged forging of school and university diplomas.


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