Moldova has a new government, the Alliance for a European Moldova (AEM), since February 28, after elections and an agitated interregnum. It is a minority coalition and, moreover, an internally divided one, requiring cooperation with the Communist Party’s “constructive opposition” (see EDM, March 5).
The new prime minister, Chiril Gaburici, born in 1976, rose from modest circumstances to become the CEO of Moldcell (2008–2012) and of Azercell (2012–2014), subsidiaries of the Swedish-Finnish TeliaSonera telecommunications company in Moldova and Azerbaijan, respectively. Gaburici has no political background. The Liberal-Democrat Party, under Vlad Filat, nominated Gaburici for the prime minister’s post after the incumbent …read more
Source: The Jamestown Foundation