As rivals dig in, Moldova president pushes back against snap election

Moldova's President Igor Dodon, who was temporarily relieved of his duties by a Moldovan court to allow a stand-in to call a snap election, delivers a speech as Parliament Speaker Zinaida Greceanii listens during new ministers' swearing-in ceremony in Chisinau, Moldova June 11, 2019. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

CHISINAU (Reuters) – Moldovan President Igor Dodon on Tuesday scrapped a decree for a snap parliamentary election that was hastily issued by his rivals through a high court maneuver, as two opposing factions tussled for control of the tiny east European country. The leaders of the pro-EU ACUM bloc and Dodon’s Russian-backed Socialists broke months […]

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