The final results of the presidential elections were presented on October 30th , after processing 100% of protocols.
According to the final results, the Socialist leader, Igor Dodon has gained 47.98%, which is 680 000 550 of the votes while the one candidate of the three parties ASP LDP and PPDA, Maia Sandu gained 38.71%, being voted by 545 000 483 citizens.
Dumitru Ciubaşenco takes the third place with 6.03%, followed by the candidate of the European Popular Party Iurie Leancă, who received 3.11% of votes.
The candidate of the Liberal Party Mihai Ghimpu, received the votes of 1.8% of voters, and the independent candidate Valeriu Ghileţchi - 1.08%. Maia Laguta gained 0.76%, Silvia Radu - 0.37% and the right-wing candidate, Ana Gutu - 0.17%.
Nearly half of the Moldovan citizens executed their right to vote.
For Dodon voted the majority of citizens from Bălți, Soroca, Briceni, Edineț and the north side of the country, as well as some southern districts including Gagauzia. Maia Sandu took the majority of votes in Chisinau and throughout the central part of the country and she is also the preferred candidate of those voting outside the country.
Igor Dodon and Maia Sandu will duel in the second round of presidential elections on the 13th of November.
The socialist states that he will achieve victory with 60% in the second round and that Maia Sandu must prepare to lose. ASP leader’s reply was quick, saying that together with all people of Moldova she will defeat him.
Please note that this is the second time in the last 25 years when the President is elected by people, before the head of state used to be elected by the Parliament.