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Moldova

Republic of Moldova

3,619,925 15

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

59.21%

Registered Voters (as of )

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Parliament Parlament Assembly
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government
President President Head of State

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Nicolae TIMOFTI
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Iurie LEANCĂ
  • Assembly: Moldova has a unicameral Parliament (Parlament) with 101 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is indirectly elected by parliament to serve a 4-year term.*
  • The Prime Minister is designated by the President upon consultation with Parliament.
  • In the Parliament (Parlament) 101 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.***

* The electoral system is two-rounds. 61 votes are needed (the votes of three-fifths of elected legislators). If more than two candidates run and none achieves this threshold, there is a runoff between the top two candidates within 10 days. If two or fewer candidates run and none achieves this threshold, there is a repeat election within 30 days. If no President is elected after a repeat election, the acting President dissolves Parliament, and there are new legislative elections. Parliament may be dissolved once per year.

*** There is a 2 percent threshold for independent candidates, 5 percent threshold for individual parties, 7 percent for electoral blocks of two parties, and 9 percent for electoral blocks of three or more parties. An election is valid only if one-third of registered voters turn out.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Parliament 1998-03-22 1,680,470 2,431,214 69.12%
Parliament 2001-02-25 1,606,703 2,379,491 67.52%
Parliament 2005-03-06 1,576,079 2,430,537 64.84%
President 2005-04-04 76 101 75.25%
Parliament 2009-04-05 1,556,083 2,586,309 60.17%
President 2009-05-20 60 101 59.41%
President 2009-05-28 - 101 -
President 2009-06-03 60 101 59.41%
Parliament 2009-07-29 1,591,757 2,603,158 61.15%
President 2009-08-28 53 101 52.48%
President 2009-11-10 53 101 52.48%
President 2009-12-07 53 101 52.48%
Referendum 2010-09-05 818,429 2,662,052 30.74%
Parliament 2010-11-28 1,721,157 2,662,052 64.66%
Parliament 2014-11-30 - - -

Voter Turnout