Snap Elections Called in Moldova

Moldova has dissolved its parliament on Wednesday and called for snap elections for July 11.

President Maia Sandu made the action after the Constitutional Court ruled that the state of emergency was instituted by lawmakers.

“The Constitutional Court has opened the way for Moldovan citizens to elect a new parliament,” Sandu told a televised briefing.

“Dear citizens, a few minutes ago I signed the decree to dissolve the current parliament,” Sandu also wrote on her Facebook on April 28.

Moldova has declared a state of emergency last month to help fight the surge of the COVID-19 cases that have prevented Sandu from calling an election.

The country has a population of about 3.5 million. It is also one of Europe’s poorest countries and is sharply divided between those who support closer ties with Russia and those who advocate links with the European Union.

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