Reuters has the answer, as acting President Mihai Ghimpu steps back from the precipice in Moldova, where a new pro-EU government hopes to turn the page on a decade of cronyism and backsliding under Communist rule:
But when parliament convened, Mihai Ghimpu, who is parliament speaker as well as acting president, said he was withdrawing his nephew as a candidate.
Well done. But it's fair to ask what Ghimpu -- whose role is that of caretaker president until a vote can be called -- was thinking in the first place.
-- Andy Heil