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Moldova

Republic of Moldova

3,619,925 15

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

3,072,000 58.81%

Registered Voters (as of Dec. 16, 2014)

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 1,649,508 3,072,000 53.69%

Voter Turnout