Moldova's government was brought down by a no-confidence vote on Tuesday, threatening more instability just five months after pro-Western Prime Minister Maia Sandu took office promising to fight corruption.
Moldovan President Igor Dodon said on Thursday the former Soviet republic's coalition government could collapse following a move by the prime minister to take on powers to nominate the prosecutor general.
Nikoloz Basilashvili avoided becoming an early casualty at the Shanghai Masters when the Georgian 15th seed was forced to fight back from a set down to beat Moldova's unseeded Radu Albot 4-6 6-1 6-3 and move into the second round on Sunday.
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