The turnout for the presidential elections in Moldova in four and a half hours of voting has exceeded 20%, it is reported on the Internet representative office of the Central election Commission of Moldova.
To date across the country have voted more than 570 thousand People, reports RIA " Novosti ". For the first 16 years the direct election of the President of Moldova was launched on Sunday. The position of the head of state of Moldova claimed nine candidates. The main struggle in the presidential election will be between supporters of rapprochement with Russia and supporters of European integration. So, for the restoration of cooperation and strengthening of ties with Russia are the Leader of socialists Igor Dodon and the candidate from "Our party" Dmitry Chubashenko. Other participants of the presidential race support European integration. According to specialists, the main contenders for the post of head of state are Dodon and the head of the party "Action and solidarity" Maia Sandu. The leader of the socialists, for example, wants to restore strategic partnership with Russia, the return of Moldovan products to the market of Russia and to normalize cooperation in the energy sector. The program she directed at the strengthening of relations with Romania, Ukraine and the establishment of strategic partnership with the United States. It also stands for "normal and peaceful" relations with Russia.