Moldovan government announces resignation

Pro-European Moldovan government resigns day after local elections

Photo by: Public Domain
Photo by: Public Domain

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Moldova’s government has announced its resignation on Tuesday after Prime Minister Chiril Gaburici’s resignation.

Gaburici announced his voluntary resignation on June 12 over allegations of the forgery of high school and university diplomas  two days before the local country’s elections.

Government ministers released a statement saying “following the resignation of the prime minister, we are submitting to the parliament the resignation notice on behalf of the whole Cabinet.”

According the Moldovan constitution, the Parliament should approve the resignation of government and the Moldovan president should propose a candidate as prime minister to form a new government. After a trial period for fifteen days, the prime minister should pass a no-confidence vote.

38-year-old pro-European Liberal Democratic Party member Gaburici was appointed as prime minister only four months ago on Feb.18 after his Liberal Democratic Party managed to form a coalition with pro-European parties after the Nov. 2014 elections.

Gaburici was questioned after he accused the state prosecutor of neglecting the investigation over the disappearance of $1 billion from three major banks - Unibank, Banca Sociala and Banca de Economii.

Sunday’s elections were seen as a choice for Moldovans, who have been torn apart by conflicting loyalties to European integration and strong relations with Russia.

Moldova, a former Soviet republic home to 3.5 million people, lies between Ukraine and Romania and is one of Europe’s poorest countries.

TRTWorld and agencies