October 29 (SeeNews) - Moldova's parliament on Thursday backed a no-confidence vote in the country's pro-EU three-party coalition cabinet led by Valeriu Strelet requested by the opposition parties.
A total of 65 legislators backed the no-confidence motion. It needed at least 51 votes to passbe adopted, local broadcaster Publika TV reported.
Last week, 42 legislators members of the Socialists of the Moldovan Republic Party, PSRM, and the Communist Party, PCRM, filed a no-confidence motion against the Moldovan cabinet, accusing Strelet of abuse of power and corruption.
Moldova's ruling coalition is made up of the Liberal Democratic Party, PLDM, the Liberal Party, PL, and the Democratic Party, PDM.
The cabinet led by Valeriu Strelet, vice president of PLDM, was endorsed by parliament at the end of July.
On October 15, Vlad Filat, leader of PLDM and former prime minister, was detained on suspicions of corruption and complicity in a bank fraud that rattled the economy of the impoverished Southeast European country. He will spend 30 days under arrest, local media has reported.