Moldova leader pans 'shameful' court decision to suspend his powers

Moldovan President Igor Dodon on Tuesday criticized a decision by the country’s constitutional court to suspend his powers temporarily due to a wrangle between him and the pro-Western government over ministerial appointments.
FILE PHOTO: Moldovan President Igor Dodon exits a car before a meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia October 10, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
“The court once again confirmed its image of an obedient political instrument, not a constitutional body. This is a shameful and regrettable fall for a state that claims to be democratic,” Dodon said in a Facebook post.