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Protests in Moldova: people demand the leadership to resign

Protests in Moldova continue at the parliament building in Chisinau. The representatives of the center-left opposition demand the resignation of the country's leadership
Protests in Moldova: people demand the leadership to resign

Protests in Moldova continue the parliament building in Chisinau. The representatives of the center-left opposition demand the resignation of the President, PM and Speaker of the Parliament. Activists gathered outside the parliament building, where the center-left opposition tent camp locate, then started a rally, Joinfo.ua reports.

These protests in the Moldovan capital held by two opposition Socialist Party – Party of the Socialists (MDBGS) lead by Igor Dodon and Our Party, lead by Renato Usatii.

The opposition intends to close the entrances and exits of the Parliament until the deputies take the decision on the resignation of the speaker of Andrian Candu, Prime Minister Valeriu Strelet and President Nicolae Timofti.

“I call to remain calm, not to react to the provocations. Our actions will depend on whether the resignation will follow or not, “- said Usatii.

The representatives of the Party of the Socialists entered the parliament building, where a plenary session was held. They intended to give the opposition’s demands to the colleagues from the other parties.

It should be recalled that protests in Moldova started on September 6, when thousands of people walked to the streets of Chisinau dissatisfied with the corruption of the government. People protested against a fraud in which $1 billion has disappeared from the banking system. The fraud has caused a sharp depreciation in the national currency, the leu, fuelling inflation and driving down living standards.

The scandal around the missing $1 billion has led to the EU and other economic partners withholding assistance to Moldova until it is back on an International monetary Fund program. The main accusations of corruption are brought against Moldovan oligarch and politician Vladimir Plahotniuc, who is also vice-president of the Democratic Party and Vice-Speaker of the Parliament of Moldova.

The impetus for the protests was a bigconcert, which was scheduled on September 7. But protesters said it would be just immoral to organize a concert, when the country was in deep crisis.

Later on October 3 the protesters, led by Igor Dodon, the leader of Party of the Socialists and Renato Usatii, the leader Our Party moved their tents from the Square of the Parliament directly on Stefan cel Mare Boulevard. The action was a response to refusal of President Nicolae Timofti to resign.