Moldov's PM Natalia Gavrilita resigns

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Moldovan Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita announced her resignation on 10 February.

An overview of the news

  • She resigned, citing lack of support in the former Soviet republic. She was in power only for 18 months.

  • Moldova's President Maia Sandu has accepted Gavrilita's resignation and said she will speak to parliamentary groups about a possible replacement.

  • Ms. Gavrilita's party won a majority in the elections held in August 2021.

  • The next prime minister of Moldova could be Dorin Risen, a European security adviser who is a supporter of Sandu.

  • Rieken is expected to be approved as the country's prime minister without interference.

  • Moldova, a former Soviet republic with a population of 2.5 million people, is already facing a host of issues such as rising inflation, a massive influx of refugees from Ukraine and a severe energy crisis in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine war.

  • Moscow significantly reduced its electricity supply to Moldova.

  • Last year alone, the country saw protests against a dramatic increase in prices, particularly for Russian gas.

About Moldova

  • Moldova is located between Ukraine and Romania.

  • Capital: Chișinău

  • President: Maia Sandu

  • Official Language : Romanian

  • Currency : Moldovan leu

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