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President Nicolae Timofti appointed Deputy Prime Minister Iurie Leancă, of the Liberal Democrat Party (PLDM) to lead the government on April 23, following the Constitutional Court’s decision to invalidate his previous decree to appoint Vlad Filat (PLDM).

Suspected of corruption, Filat was forced to step down on March 5 following a vote of no confidence. According to the Constitutional Court, he is no longer entitled to lead the government.