In Moldova, polling stations for early parliamentary elections were closed. The turnout was 48.33% as of 10.23pm on July 11. About it informs CEC of Moldova.
According to the CEC, a total of about 1.5 million people voted.
Earlier, the elections were recognized as valid, since in order to fulfill this condition, according to the law, the turnout must exceed 33.3%.
According to the preliminary results of voting, the party of incumbent President Maya Sandu “Action and Solidarity” (40.01%) gained the most votes in the early parliamentary elections (40.01%), followed by the Bloc Communists and Socialists (32.91%) and the Shor party – the party of businessman Ilan Shor (8.65%).
For the elections, 2,150 polling stations were opened, including 41 polling stations on the right bank of the Dniester, intended for voting of Moldovan citizens living in the Left Bank, and 150 polling stations abroad.
22 parties and blocs took part in the elections, as well as one independent candidate. Among them are Action and Solidarity, which was headed by Maia Sandu before taking office, and Communists and Socialists, which is currently headed by two ex-presidents, Vladimir Voronin and Igor Dodon.
To enter parliament, parties need to overcome the 5% barrier, blocs – 7%, independent candidates – 2%.
In November 2020, the founder of the Action and Solidarity party, Maia Sandu, won the presidential elections with 57.75% of the vote. Igor Dodon scored 42.25%.
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