CHISINAU (Sputnik) – Earlier, 57 lawmakers supported Filip’s candidature.
Timofti appointed Minister of Informational Technologies and Communications Pavel Filip as candidate for the post of prime minister on January 15.
On December 21, Timofti signed a decree appointing Ion Sturza as the country's prime minister but on January 4 the country's parliament failed to approve the Sturza government.
Moldovan opposition has widely opposed Filip's nomination, threatening to organize mass protests against the decision.
Since early September 2015, major anti-government protests have gripped the Moldovan capital of Chisinau. Activists have been demanding the resignation of the Moldovan president, prime minister and the chief prosecutor, while also calling for early parliamentary elections and prompt action to tackle corruption.