An election in Moldova has produced a hung parliament, with results showing 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 potentially new elections, just as the country has recovered from a political and economic crisis following a $1 billion banking scandal in 2014 and 2015.
Opposition leaders have meanwhile threatened street protests against the result after raising suspicions of vote-buying.
The incumbent government wants closer EU integration and warns of catastrophe if Moldova, one of Europe’s poorest …read more
Source: Voice of America