(The National) Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in the Moldovan capital Chisinau yesterday to protest against the country’s new government and demand new elections. Trouble erupted on Wednesday when demonstrators broke into parliament in protest against the swearing-in of the pro-EU administration of Pavel Filip – the nation’s third government in under a year.
Days of unrest have followed, with pro-EU and pro-Russian groups uniting against the country’s ruling elite, which they say has been using pro-EU rhetoric to cover up rampant corruption crippling one of Europe’s poorest nations, which lies between Romania and Ukraine. As temperatures fell to -10C, protesters shouted “We want the country back!” and later began a march toward the Constitutional Court. […]
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