Serhat TUNAR -TDO - Moldova's pro-Russian President Igor Dodon was discharged from his post. Former Prime Minister Pavel Filip will be appointed as interim president, while early elections will take place on 9 September.
The crisis of forming a government that began in Moldova after the general election in February jumped to a new level with the decision of the Constitutional Court. A new government was recently established in Moldova. However, the Constitutional Court, the constitutional condition of the three-month process has been exceeded, arguing that the president should dissolve parliament.
The Russian-backed Socialist Party and the pro-European ACUM bloc agreed to form a government and appointed former Education Minister Maia Sandu as prime minister. The Democratic Party, however, claimed that the deadline for the formation of a government was June 7, and that the deadline was exceeded and that the government was not legitimate.
The Constitutional Court also discharged President Igor Dodon, citing his previous decision. Moldova will re-vote on September 9th.