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Runoff of presidential elections to be held in Moldova

00:24 | 02.11.2020 Category: Political

Chisinau, 2 November /MOLDPRES/ - The preliminary results announced by the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) show that, most likely, the runoff of the presidential elections will take place in Moldova in two weeks. And this will occur, after no electoral contender managed to pick up 51 per cent of the electors’ votes.

After the processing of more than 94 per cent of the official reports, about 35 per cent of the citizens voted for independent candidate Igor Dodon and another 32 per cent opted for the candidate of the Action and Solidarity Party (PAS), Maia Sandu.   

Preliminary data unveiled by CEC shows that 2,019 (94.21 per cent) of the official reports from those 2,143 polling stations opened at the today’s ballot were processed till 24:00. Thus, about 17 per cent of the voters opted for the candidate of Our Party, Renato Usatii, and seven per cent voted for the candidate of the Shor Party, Violeta Ivanov.     

The candidate of the Dignity and Truth Platform Party, Andrei Nastase, picked up about three per cent of the votes and the candidate of the National Unity Party, Octavian Ticu, - about two per cent of the votes. One per cent of the voters gave their suffrages for Tudor Deliu, put forward by the Liberal Democratic Party and the candidate of the UNIREA (UNION) electoral bloc, Dorin Chirtoaca, each.      

CEC’s data shows that 1,214,378 citizens came to vote till 21:00, which accounts to 42.7 per cent.  

 

 

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