The head of the party of socialists of Moldova Igor Dodon scored 48, 26% (678 839 thousand votes) on last Sunday the election of the President and His opponent from the right Pro-European coalition Maia Sandu – 38, 42% (540 thousand 432 votes), these are Preliminary data, which announced the CEC After counting 99, 33% of the ballots.
the Commission explained that in the first day of the week waiting for the final data, as well as among them From the polling stations from abroad, where expression of the will ended by the morning, reports news Agency. To win in the first round, the candidate ought to gain 50% plus one vote. Although After treatment, 75% of the votes Dodon, who is in favour of closer ties With Russia, was in the lead, gaining about 52% of the votes, a further ballot counting narrowed the gap between the main participants of the presidential race.
Preliminary results expression of the will demonstrate that the Republic held a second round of presidential elections." as long as there are Preliminary results of the expression of the will. We cannot speak about final results, but it is Clear that none of the candidates receive more than 50% of votes came to the Polls ", – summed up the interim results of the CEC member Yuri Chekan. According to the local legislation, the Commission is obliged to publish the official election Results for five days of the date of the vote And appoint the second round, which shall be held within two weeks After the first: in this case, – 13 Nov. For Its implementation the government has provided for the allocation of 38 million lei (1, $ 89 million). According to the CEC, the candidate of the advocates of rapprochement With Russia, the opposition "Our Party" Dmitry Chubashenko took third place with 6, 01% of voters came to the Polls. Former Prime Minister Iurie Leanca scored 3, 1%, acting for the unification of Moldova With Romania, the head of the Liberal Party Mihai Ghimpu – 1, 8%. The results of the other four candidates during a range of statistical error. According to the CEC, voter turnout was 48, 97%. The advantage of Dodona, which many times declared its intention to restore the strategic partnership With Russia, was not a surprise, because the championship he was predicted in practice, all pre-election polls. Sociologists differed only in the fact, will have the opportunity if he can win on 30 October, or will need to hold the 2nd round of voting. His main opponent in this election Sandu supports the stated government policy of integration With the EU And wants to strengthen relations With Romania, Ukraine, USA. With Russia, in her expressions, the leader of the Pro-European coalition intends to have a "normal And peaceful" relations. After the polls closed Dodon expressed his gratitude to those who came to the Polls for their support." The elections showed that our victory is inevitable, that all are obliged to understand, as well as among them opponents " – he said. She made uprisal his supporters to mobilize in the 2nd round." High turnout of people talking about what they want change, " – she said. As pointed out by the print edition OPINION, this is the first in 16 years, the direct Election of the President of Moldova.