Tens of thousands rally to demand Moldova president resign

Rally organisers said between 50,000 and 100,000 demonstrators had gathered in Chisinau's central square to demand the resignation of Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti, seen here in Bucharest on May 3, 2012Tens of thousands of Moldavans rallied in the capital Chisinau on Sunday to demand the resignation of President Nicolae Timofti and the election of a new head of state, organisers said. The demonstration was sparked by public anger over a $1 billion banking scandal which has shaken the former Soviet country, one of the poorest countries in Europe. “We will stay here until our demands are fully met,” shouted lawyer Andrei Nastase, one of those who organised the rally.

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