The second round of presidential elections held in Moldova. It will be attended by the leader advocating for the restoration of the strategic partnership with Russia, the party of socialists of Moldova Igor Dodon and the head of the right-wing action and solidarity Maia Sandu, supporting the authorities on integration with the EU. This was announced by the Central election Commission after counting 99% at the end of the first round of voting, held on Sunday, reports TASS.

To win in the first round, the candidate in presidents of Moldova, it was necessary to gain 50% plus one vote, but he received 48.6 percent, Sandu – 38,03%. Only President claimed nine candidates.

“While there is preliminary results. We cannot speak about final results, but it is obvious that none of the candidates receive more than 50% of votes”, – said a member of the CEC Yurii Chekan.

Final voting results will be known on Monday morning. The CEC is obliged to publish the results within five days, by which time a formal decision will be taken on the appointment of the second round.

Dodon in an interview with TASS said: “no matter how the situation, we are confident of victory. Last Sunday’s election clearly showed that the leader of the opposition in the face of socialists enjoys the highest confidence of the citizens of Moldova received the support of half of voters of the voters.” “Our citizens have proved their political maturity. It is important that they took part in the vote, as together we struggled to the election of the President was popular”, he added.

In turn, she urged supporters to mobilize in the second round. “Active voting showed that the people want change, and we need to hear this signal. I want to thank all of the voters. I urge you to be active in the second round,” she said.

Igor Dodon criticized signed between Moldova and the EU in 2014, the Association agreement and in favour of strategic partnership with Russia. She supports the continuation of the Pro-European course.

In Moldova, the President will be elected in the second round 31.10.2016

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