Leader of the pro-European opposition Party of Action and Solidarity Maia Sandu is ahead securing 56.91% of the vote in the Sunday run-off, while incumbent President Igor Dodon receives 43.09%, according to Moldova’s Central Election Commission (CEC) after counting over 99% of ballots.
According to the latest data, over 910,000 Moldovan citizens voted for Sandu, while over 689,000 gave their votes to Dodon, TASS reports.
The CEC still has to process the ballots from about 20 polling stations outside of Moldova. All ballots cast domestically were counted. According to the CEC, over 92% of Moldovan citizens voting abroad supported Sandu.
On November 15, Moldova held the presidential run-off. The run-off ended in Moldova at 21.00 local time (22.00 Moscow time), some polling stations outside of the republic continue to operate depending on the country. According to the CEC latest data, the turnout amounted to 52.76%.