An election in Moldova has produced a hung parliament, with the vote split between pro-Western and pro-Russian forces at a time when the ex-Soviet republic’s relations with the European Union have soured.
The outcome of Sunday’s contest sets the stage for coalition talks or possibly new elections, just as the country has recovered from a political and economic crisis following a $1bn banking scandal in 2014 and 2015.
Adding to the uncertainty, opposition leaders threatened street protests after raising suspicions of vote-buying.
The opposition Socialists, who favour closer ties to Moscow, emerged as the largest party with 35 out of 101 seats on …read more
Source: Gulf times