Presidential elections in Moldova can be considered valid, reported in mid day on Sunday, the Chairman of the Central election Commission (CEC), Alina Rusu. To 13:20 local time (15:20 GMT.) the turnout exceeded the required threshold in 33.3%.
She said that these data were collected through the electronic system, and the official announcement will be made only after the closure of all polling stations. “At the moment there are no violations that could affect the results, was not was,” said Russu.
Moldova for the first time after a twenty-year hiatus elect the President by popular vote, reminds TASS. Voting across the country is actively, the authorities warn.
For the presidency claimed nine candidates, but, according to opinion polls, the main contenders are the opposition, the leader of the party of socialists of Moldova Igor Dodon and the head of the Party of action and solidarity Maia Sandu. Dodon criticized signed between Moldova and the EU in 2014, the Association agreement and in favour of strategic partnership with Russia, Sandu for continued Pro-European course.
A few days before the vote, the ruling Democratic party of Moldova withdrew from the election of its candidate Marian Lupu in favour of Sandu.