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Moldova’s parliament to consider no confidence vote to Filip’s Cabinet

July 27, 2016, 9:22 UTC+3 CHISINAU

The move was initiated by Moldova’s Party of Socialists

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CHISINAU, July 27. /TASS/. The Moldovan Parliament will consider on Wednesday a motion of no confidence to the government of Pavel Filip on demand from the opposition, which accuses the Cabinet of being unable to bring the country out of crisis.

The move was initiated by Moldova’s Party of Socialists.

"Filip’s government was unable to move from populism to effective management," the party’s leader Igor Dodon said commenting on the motion. "Nothing has been done, from the investigation of $1 billion fraud, whose compensation was put on citizens’ shoulders to the crisis in agriculture. If they think they will get off by some tariff reduction and lower bread prices, they are wrong."

Back in May, the Party of Socialists tried to initiate the Cabinet resignation but wasunable to secure enough votes. This time they were supported by lawmakers from the opposition Party of Communists and Moldova’s Liberal Democratic Party who left the alliance of pro-European parties last year. Dodon noted though that joint actions with Liberal Democrats and Communists do not mean that a new coalition in parliament has emerged.

The socialists’ initiative was approved by a total of 33 out of 101 parliamentarians. However, the support of the majority of lawmakers is required for the resignation of the Cabinet, something that the opposition lacks. "There is every likelihood that we will not be able to depose the prime minister, as the democrats and liberals who endorsed this Cabinet will not allow this. Let him then come to parliament and tell us what he has done during his six-month tenure," Dodon said.

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