Moldovan new gov't wins parliament confidence vote

Source: Xinhua| 2021-08-06 23:20:47|Editor: huaxia
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BUCHAREST, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Moldova's parliament on Friday confirmed the nomination of Natalia Gavrilita as the country' new prime minister.

Gavrilita and her government received 61 votes in the 101 seat parliament.

In her program, the new prime minister, who also serves as the vice-chairman of the majority Action and Solidarity Party (PAS), has pledged to carry out a judicial reform, fight corruption, attract investments and create well-paid jobs, reduce poverty and increase pensions.

The incoming prime minister also intends to tackle problems related to migration and low birth rates, insufficient infrastructure, and an underperforming education and health system.

She also promised to promote the country's accession to the European Union.

The new government led by Gavrilita consists of 13 ministries and four deputy prime ministers. The deputy prime ministers will oversee digitization, foreign affairs, infrastructure and regional development.

The approval of Gavrilita's cabinet was widely expected after her party had won the majority of seats in the snap parliamentary elections held on July 11.

Gavrilita, 43, has served as the vice-chairman of the PAS since 2019. She was nominated as prime minister designate by President Maia Sandu on July 30. Enditem

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