Moldova's president appoints interim prime minister but pushes constitutional court to allow parliament to dissolve itself

1 January
President Maia Sandu of Moldova (photo credit: NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization/flickr)
President Maia Sandu of Moldova (photo credit: NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization/flickr)
Moldovan President Maia Sandu has appointed Foreign Minister Aurel Ciocoi as acting prime minister. [ . . . ] Under Moldova’s constitution, Sandu was obliged to choose an acting prime minister from among the outgoing cabinet. Sandu has asked the Constitutional Court to weigh in on a request by parliamentary deputies from the Party of Action and Solidarity -- which Sandu headed before becoming president -- to allow parliament to dissolve itself and hold snap elections.
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