The head of the Republic of Moldova for the first time in 16 years will be elected by popular vote – first of its elected Parliament, according to the law, the President is elected for four years in a single nationwide constituency.
Polling stations will work from 07. 00 to 21. 00 local time (08. 00 – 22. 00 MSK), RIA " Novosti ". To participate in the elections can 3, 131 million Inhabitants of Moldova, eligible to vote. The elections will be declared valid if the vote comes thirty per cent of those registered came to the Polls.
Total voting in the country opened in 1981 plot, 100 – abroad. Most polling stations abroad, according to the information of Centrebeam, – within Italy (25) Romania (11). In Russia open eight polling stations, and not five, as it was in the parliamentary elections of 2014. At two polling stations – in the capital of Russia and St. Petersburg, one – in Krasnoyarsk, Nizhnevartovsk, Sochi, Kursk. In Ukraine opened two polling places – in Kiev and Odessa. One polling station – in the capitals of Belarus, Azerbaijan, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. According to unofficial data, work abroad from five hundred thousand To 1 million citizens of Moldova, most of them are in Russia. Expression of the will does not take place in the unrecognized Republic of Transnistria, which is outside the control of the Moldovan authorities. However, is spelled out in Moldovan Residents, the CEC organized the opportunity to vote on 30 special polling stations opened on the right Bank of the Dniester. The elections in Moldova will watch 3202 local observers and 562 international - from different organizations, including the CIS. In the CEC stated that no organization has applied for conducting exit polls. Public order in day of the base provides four thousand employees of the police organization. The position of the head of state of Moldova claimed nine candidates. The main struggle will unfold 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.