: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Protesters in Moldova demand early parliamentary election

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Thousands of Moldovans protested Sunday outside the national parliament building in the capital demanding the resignation of the country’s Russia-backed government and a new election.

The protesters gathered in response to a call issued by the newly elected pro-Western president, Maia Sandu, after lawmakers loyal to her predecessor, Igor Dodon, voted last week to strip her of control over the powerful state security service.

Addressing the protesters on Sunday, Sandu — who is due to take office on Dec. 24 — said that “an early (legislative) election is inevitable and the shortest way to achieve that …read more

Source:: KXAN