Moldova’s Political Divisions Go Beyond the EU-Russia Competition for Influence

Moldovan members of parliament vote for a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Maia Sandu’s government, Chisinau, Moldova, Nov. 12, 2019 (AP photo by Roveliu Buga).
Moldovan members of parliament vote for a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Maia Sandu’s government, Chisinau, Moldova, Nov. 12, 2019 (AP photo by Roveliu Buga).
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In mid-November, a vote of no confidence ousted the government of Moldovan Prime Minister Maia Sandu, who was subsequently replaced by Ion Chicu with the support of the Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova, or PSRM. Until her ouster, Sandu’s ACUM bloc had governed in coalition with the Socialists, but their alliance had been a fragile one and its demise surprised few observers. In an email interview, Cristina Gherasimov—a research fellow at the Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia at the German Council on Foreign Relations, and an academy associate in the […]

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