Moldovan electoral body unveils preliminary results of 3 November local elections
16:58 | 04.11.2019 Category: Political
Chisinau, 4 November /MOLDPRES/ - The head of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC), Dorin Cimil, today presented the preliminary results of the runoff of the general local elections held on 3 November. Thus, 300 out of the 384 mayors are men and 84 are women and the youngest mayor elected is 25 years old.
According to Cimil, a voter turnout of 647, 781 electors was recorded in those 1,042 polling stations, which represents 40.34 per cent of the number of all voters in included in the electoral lists. As many as 240,574 electors exercised their right to vote in the Chisinau city, which accounts for 37.78 per cent of those expected to vote.
As many as 768 candidates ran for filling those 384 mayor mandates. Forty nine out of the 384 mayors ran as independents and 335 represented political formations.
The CEC head noted that the preliminary results showed that the candidates for the mayor position had got an equal number of votes in three Moldovan settlements at the runoff of the polls (Balabanesti village, northern Sangerei district, Hiriseni village, central Telenesti village and Hirova village, central Calarasi district). Dorin Cimil specified that the legislation established that, in case of parity of votes, the candidate who picked the largest number of suffrages in the first round of the ballot is considered as elected.
CEC’s data shows that, following the 3 November polls, the ACUM Dignity and Truth Platform and Action and Solidarity Party (PAS) got 91 mayor offices, the Political Party, Party of Socialists – 83, Moldovan Democratic Party – 71, Shor Political Party – 30, Liberal Democratic Party – 22, political party Our Party – 14, Party of Communists – 6, Political Party National Unity Party – 5, Political Party, UNION SAVE BESSARABIA – 4 mandates.
The CEC leadership stressed that the information unveiled today had a preliminary character, until the electoral bodies submit the documents in original to the Central Electoral Commission.