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Moldova: Thousands celebrate after parliament dismisses government01:53

Moldova: Thousands celebrate after parliament dismisses government

Moldova, Republic of, Chisinau
October 29, 2015 at 23:38 GMT +00:00 · Published

Supporters of the Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova gathered outside the country's Parliament in Chisinau, Thursday, to celebrate after Moldova's government was dismissed by the country's parliament following a vote of no confidence.

The Party of Socialists' supporters chanted slogans against the Moldovan government and carried banners including "Moldova without oligarchs." The protesters remained peaceful and watched the country's parliament assembly on a large screen.

The Moldovan parliament dismissed the government of Prime Minister Valeriu Strelet earlier following a vote of no confidence. Sixty-five out of the 101 seat parliament voted against Strelet's administration, which was only appointed on June 30.

Moldova has witnessed a summer of protests after allegations of major banking fraud rocked the government last year. In November 2014 the Moldovan state was forced to bail out three banks after they lost $1.5 billion (€1.35 billion) in total. Protesters are calling for criminal charges to be brought against those responsible.

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Supporters of the Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova gathered outside the country's Parliament in Chisinau, Thursday, to celebrate after Moldova's government was dismissed by the country's parliament following a vote of no confidence.

The Party of Socialists' supporters chanted slogans against the Moldovan government and carried banners including "Moldova without oligarchs." The protesters remained peaceful and watched the country's parliament assembly on a large screen.

The Moldovan parliament dismissed the government of Prime Minister Valeriu Strelet earlier following a vote of no confidence. Sixty-five out of the 101 seat parliament voted against Strelet's administration, which was only appointed on June 30.

Moldova has witnessed a summer of protests after allegations of major banking fraud rocked the government last year. In November 2014 the Moldovan state was forced to bail out three banks after they lost $1.5 billion (€1.35 billion) in total. Protesters are calling for criminal charges to be brought against those responsible.

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