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Moldova: The Struggles to build a post-electoral Coalition
Moldova: The Struggles to build a post-electoral Coalition

Author(s): Dionis Cenuşa
Subject(s): Governance, Post-Communist Transformation
Published by: CEPS Centre for European Policy Studies
Keywords: elections in Moldova; government-building Moldova; ACUM;
Summary/Abstract: The Constitutional Court validated the mandates of the 101 new MPs (9 March, 2019), and the attention turns toward the formation of a viable coalition. The Democratic Party was the first to rush into negotiations on a future governing coalition. Led by the controversial oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc, the party seeks to build a common platform with the Bloc ACUM which presents itself as the truly democratic party. But the latter rejects any kind of cooperation with the Democrats - their political enemy. Meanwhile the Socialists, with 35 MPs and highest number of seats, refrained from direct talks with the Democrats on a coalition agreement, but now instead invited ACUM to negotiations.

  • Page Count: 3
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: English