Moldovan President Igor Dodon on Tuesday called off snap elections as a political crisis in the ex-Soviet state lingers on.
Dodon told reporters that he had cancelled newly-appointed interim president Pavel Filip's decree on dissolving the parliament and calling snap elections on Sept. 6 as the move was unconstitutional.
Europe's poorest country had been without a government since elections in February. But last week the pro-EU and pro-Moscow blocs managed to form a coalition government, in an apparent move to bring down an oligarchy led by the former ruling Democratic Party.
On Sunday, the Constitutional Court suspended President Dodon and appointed Filip, a former Democratic Party prime minister, who called snap elections.
The decision was rejected by the parliament which claimed the Constitutional Court is tilted toward the Democratic Party.
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