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Moldova: Prime Minister Gaburici resigns over 'political games'01:30

Moldova: Prime Minister Gaburici resigns over 'political games'

Moldova, Republic of, Chisinau
June 13, 2015 at 14:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

Moldovan Prime Minister Chiril Gaburici announced his resignation in Chisinau, Friday, following an investigation by state prosecutors into the authenticity of his high school and university degrees. During his resignation speech, Gaburici described the state prosecutor's investigation as "political games".

Earlier in the week, the 38-year-old politician had asked for the state prosecutors and head of the central bank to step down from their respective posts in connection to the disappearance of $1 billion (880,000 million) from three national banks.

Gaburici explained that his resignation is necessary in order to avoid "suspicions that the investigation was not conducted fairly and transparently". Gaburici added, however, that he views the subject of his diploma as "unimportant", considering the current economic situation in the republic.

Gaburici's resignation must be formally accepted by Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti before it is effective.

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Moldovan Prime Minister Chiril Gaburici announced his resignation in Chisinau, Friday, following an investigation by state prosecutors into the authenticity of his high school and university degrees. During his resignation speech, Gaburici described the state prosecutor's investigation as "political games".

Earlier in the week, the 38-year-old politician had asked for the state prosecutors and head of the central bank to step down from their respective posts in connection to the disappearance of $1 billion (880,000 million) from three national banks.

Gaburici explained that his resignation is necessary in order to avoid "suspicions that the investigation was not conducted fairly and transparently". Gaburici added, however, that he views the subject of his diploma as "unimportant", considering the current economic situation in the republic.

Gaburici's resignation must be formally accepted by Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti before it is effective.

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