Following yet another protracted political crisis, the Moldovan parliament has voted to approve a minority government, the Alliance for a European Moldova (AEM), on February 18, thanks to the Communist Party’s support. The AEM government needed 51 votes for approval. It could only muster 39 votes on its own; but it received 19 Communist votes after negotiations with that party’s leader, Vladimir Voronin, former head of state (2001–2009). Voronin launched the Moldova–European Union Action Plan from 2004 onward, but has gyrated on the question of European integration more than once, from 2009 to date.
The AEM is Moldova’s first ever minority …read more
Source: The Jamestown Foundation