Having processed 98.85% of the protocols, the preliminary data of the Central Election Commission show that Igor Dodon and Maia Sandu will meet in the presidential run-off in two weeks’ time. The difference between the two candidates in the first round was slightly above 10%.
Thus, according to preliminary results, in the first round of the presidential election, Igor Dodon accumulated - 48.45%; Maia Sandu - 38.21%; Dmitri Ciubasenco - 6.03%; Iurie Leanca - 3.12%; Mihai Ghimpu - 1.80%; Valeriu Ghiletchi - 1.04%; Maia Laguta - 0.75%; Silvia Radu - 0.40% and Ana Gutu - 0.17% of the votes.
Igor Dodon and Maia Sandu achieved together over 86%, the remaining votes were divided among the other seven candidates.
The unionist candidate, Ana Gutu, who garnered 0.17%, which is 2413 votes, the least number of supporters.
Among the independent candidates, according to preliminary data, Valeriu Ghiletchi accumulated the biggest number of votes - 14601.
It should be noted that the leftist candidates together have accumulated more votes than the rightist has.
Four candidates received fewer votes than the minimum, required to submit an application to the CEC to register in the race.
Preliminary data also show that more than 1.3 million votes were declared valid.
More information about preliminary results and turnout will be provided by the CEC tomorrow at 10:00 am.