February 18, 2015 / 4:18 PM / 3 years ago

Moldova's parliament approves new pro-EU prime minister

CHISINAU (Reuters) - Moldova’s parliament voted on Wednesday to approve as prime minister businessman Chiril Gaburici, who promises to forge closer ties with Europe despite fears of a possible Russian backlash.

Of the 101 members of parliament, 60 voted for Gaburici, nine more than the minimum required to pass the vote.

Reporting by Alexander Tanas; Writing by Alessandra Prentice, Editing by Angus MacSwan

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