MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Balkan Insight, 241 members of parliament voted in favor of the motion, with only 10 voting against. The motion needed at least 233 votes to pass.
The amendments led to massive anti-government rallies in Chisinau, forcing the government to repeal the amendments. In response to the public's uproar, Justice Minister Florin Iordache announced his resignation in February.
Earlier in June, the PSD assessed the government’s performance in the first six months of its mandate as unsatisfactory, calling on the cabinet to resign. Over 20 of the country’s ministers have since left office, and Grindeanu, who refused to step down until President Klaus Iohannis appointed a new head of government from the ranks on the PSD, was expelled from the party.