30 Jun 2020 11:26

Moldovan parliamentary majority collapses

CHISINAU. June 30 (Interfax) - The parliamentary majority has ceased to exist in Moldova after MP Stefan Gatcan announced that he was quitting the Party of Socialists faction and the ruling coalition.

"I announce that I'm leaving the parliamentary faction of the Party of Socialists of Moldova and joining the Pro Moldova parliamentary group," Gatcan wrote on Facebook.

Thus, the ruling coalition currently has 49 out of the 101 deputies, the minimum necessary for passing laws being 51 votes.

Moldovan President Igor Dodon said earlier that the government will continue working as a "minority government" if the ruling coalition in parliament loses its majority.

"An early parliamentary election could also be a way out of this situation," the president said.