Election of Director (Bashkan) of Gagauzia's autonomy of Moldavia in fact recognized as valid, the turnout was 52%, exceeding the necessary legislation the point of 50%, said on Sunday Last Chapter news Gagauz CEC Valentin Kara.
in Moldavia in Sunday Elections of the Governor of Gagauzia. Valaisiana started at 7. 00 local time (8. 00 GMT) and will continue until 21. 00 (22. 00 GMT).
"18. 30 local time (19: 30 GMT) the turnout was 52% of total registered voters. The most active in this respect were the residents of the Comrat district, where the turnout was 53%, " - said the head of the CEC.
Gagauzia region, which traditionally favours closer ties with Russia, while the official Chisinau proclaimed the course of European integration. In February 2014 in the autonomy held a referendum on the issue of the choice of the vector of foreign policy. More than 98% of its members voted for the integration of Moldova into the Customs Union.
Moldovan political analysts predict that the main struggle in the elections will unfold between Irina Vlah (it supports the Party of socialists Igor Dodon), ex-mayor of Comrat town (the capital of Gagauzia), the representative of the democratic party Nikolai Dudoglo, Oleg Garizan, Ruslan of Garbally and the current Vice Governor Valery Ianioglo.
Gagauzia is an Autonomous territorial entity in the South of Moldova. There are 155, 6 thousand, or 4, 6% of the population. The share of the Gagauz accounts for 82, 1% of the total population of autonomy (127, 8 thousand people), and Bulgarians - 5, 1% (8 thousand), Moldovans - 4, 8% (7, 5 thousand people), Russian - 3, 8% (5, 9 thousand people), Ukrainians - 3, 2% (4, 9 thousand people), other nationalities - 1%.