CHISINAU, June 15 (RIA Novosti) - Early parliamentary
elections in Moldova could take place in late July, a member of
the ex-Soviet republic's legislature said on Monday.
"President Vladimir Voronin could announce a date for the
early parliamentary polls at a parliamentary session today. The
polls could be held in late July," the lawmaker told RIA
Moldova's new parliament faces dissolution and a new
general election after failing to elect a president twice.
The ruling Communist Party was unable to persuade the
opposition to support the country's former premier Zinaida
Greceanii as the new leader. She fell one vote short of the
required 61 as the opposition boycotted to ballots.
The parliamentary polls in April sparked protests in the
capital, Chisinau, that were originally led by the opposition
but spiraled out of control when some 10,000 rioters broke into
the presidential residence and parliament. Several hundred
protesters and police were injured in the violence.