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Moldova Calls for Elections

CHISINAU, Moldova — Moldova’s acting president on Tuesday called a snap general election for Nov. 28, setting the scene for a fractious campaign between pro-Western rulers and opposition Communists.

Mihai Ghimpu, acting head of state and a leader in the four-party coalition that has run the country since last year, signed a decree in front of journalists dissolving parliament and setting the election date.

The election will be the latest attempt by the country to end a political impasse that has left Moldova without a full-time president since 2009 because Ghimpu’s alliance had insufficient support for a parliament vote to decide on the president. 


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