Moldova fails to elect president

Moldova's Parliament has failed to select a new president.
In a vote on Friday, which the opposition Communist party boycotted, interim President Marian Lupu, the only candidate, won by a tally of 58 to 3, but he didn't receive the 61 votes required.
A new ballot to choose a president of Moldova will be held in January, but it isn't clear who will be a candidate. If no one wins, Parliament will be dissolved and replaced in a new election.
Moldova, an impoverished country of 4.1 million people, has been in a political deadlock that began in July 2009.