We remain on our European road. That from the Prime Minister of Moldova, Pavel Filip, in the wake of the country electing a pro-Russian president.
Igor Dodon has said that he will push for early parliamentary elections to sweep out a government that favours closer EU links.
“I have to make a statement because there is much speculation after the election of the President,” said Filip.
“The Republic of Moldova, I want to say, remains a parliamentary country. In a parliamentary country decisions are made by the Parliament and implemented by the government. So we still remain determined on our European road.”
Moldovan presidents are more than figureheads and have the power to return laws to parliament and dissolve the assembly in certain situations, although executive and legislative powers lie with the government and parliament.