Moldovan gov't toppled by parliament censure motion

2013-03-05 16:00:30 GMT2013-03-06 00:00:30(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

BUCHAREST, March 5 (Xinhua) -- The Moldovan Parliament on Tuesday voted the censure motion against the coalition government headed by Prime Minister Vlad Filat, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party.

According to news reaching here, the vote of no confidence was expressed by 54 deputies - the opposition Communist faction, the ruling Democrats and a few non-affiliated MPs.

The prime minister's Liberal Democratic Party voted against the resignation, while the other ruling party, the Liberals did not take part in the voting.

According to the Constitution, the motion's adoption supposes 51 votes in favor in the 101-seat parliament.

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