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Political Instability Continues
Chiril Gaburici's time as prime minister was brief. He resigned four months after he was appointed, on June 12, 2015, due to a criminal investigation involving accusations that his school diplomas had been falsified. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Natalia Gherman replaced Gaburici as acting prime minister on June 22, 2015.
The following month, President Timofti nominated Liberal Democratic Party President Valeriu Streleț as prime minister. Parliament approved the nomination by a 52-41 vote and Streleț assumed office on July 30.
However, Strelet's time as prime minister was also brief. In late Oct. 2015, the Moldovan Parliament dismissed Prime Minister Strelet's government after a no-confidence vote. Strelet was dismissed as tensions continued to mount in the country after former Prime Minister Vlad Filat was arrested on Oct. 15. Filat was arrested on charges of taking $260 million in bribes. Parliament member Gheorghe Brega took over as acting prime minister on Oct. 30. Brega became the first ever Liberal Party member to serve as prime minister.
On Dec. 21, 2015, President Timofti nominated Ion Sturza to serve as prime minister for a second time. Sturza previously served in 1999. Sturza failed to get his proposed government confirmed by parliament in Jan. 2016 and gave up the mandate.