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Moldova’s President Reshuffles Government on Security Risks

  • Recean, a former interior minister, to replace Gavrilita
  • President Sandu says economy, security ‘need new life’
Maia Sandu

Maia Sandu

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Moldovan President Maia Sandu shook up her government by appointing a top security adviser to be premier as the former Soviet republic bordering Ukraine confronts an increasingly perilous geopolitical environment. 

Dorin Recean, 48, a former interior minister and senior aide, will replace Natalia Gavrilita, 45, as prime minister, Sandu told reporters Friday. The appointment requires the approval of Moldova’s parliament, where Sandu’s pro-European party controls a majority.