Moldova government dismissed by MPs
Moldova’s parliament has dismissed the government, following a no-confidence vote - a move which intensifies the country’s political turmoil.
Prime Minister Valeriu Strelet has been in office for less than three months.
The vote, triggered by socialist and communist opposition MPs, followed months of big anti-corruption protests.
Many Moldovans are furious over the disappearance of more than $1bn from Moldovan banks. The protesters are demanding early elections.
A former prime minister, Vlad Filat, was detained this month over his alleged involvement in the bank fraud - an allegation he denies.
The no-confidence motion was backed by 65 lawmakers in the 101-seat legislature.
Moldova is one of Europe’s poorest countries.