Moldovan President Maia Sandu on February 10 announced the name of the new prime minister. Dorin Rechan, Presidential Adviser on Defense and National Security Affairs and former Minister of the Interior (2012-2015), became the winner. The Moldovan parliament, where Sandu's party has a comfortable majority with 63 out of 101 seats, will vote to approve the candidacy next week, writes Politico. Rechan is known as an active supporter of the EU.
Since August 2021, the post of prime minister has been occupied by Natalia Gavrilitsa, before that she headed the Ministry of Finance of Moldova. Gavrilitsa announced her resignation on the same day, February 10. According to the law, with her departure, the entire government is dissolved. No specific reasons were given for the resignation.
“If the government had as much support at home, in Moldova, as in the EU, in Brussels, we would have achieved much more,” said Gavrilitsa.
The resignation of the prime minister came against the backdrop of economic pressure from Moscow, because of which the country is experiencing a severe energy crisis. In July 2022, due to the actions of Russia, namely, the war it unleashed in Ukraine and the deployment of soldiers in the east of Transnistria, Moldova received the status of a candidate country for inclusion in the bloc from the European Union.