ElectionGudie

March 22, 1998 Held

1,680,470
Voted
Moldova

Republic of Moldova

Election for Parlament (Moldovan Parliament)

Results

67%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,680,470
Valid Votes:1,622,987
Invalid Votes:57,483

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Communist Party of Moldova 40 487,002

30.01%

Democratic Convention of Moldova 26 315,206

19.42%

For a Democratic and Properous Moldova 24 294,691

18.16%

Party of Democratic Forces 11 143,428

8.84%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 101 seats in the Parliament (Parlament)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Petru LUCINSCHI
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Ion CIUBUC
  • Assembly: Moldova has a unicameral Parliament (Parlament) with 101 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by direct popular vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Parliament (Parlament) 101 members are elected by popular vote to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Communist Party of Moldova (CPM)
    • Leader: Vladimir VORONTIN
    • Seats won in this election: 40
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Democratic Convention of Moldova (CDM)
    • Leader: Mircea SNEGUR and Iurie ROSCA
    • Seats won in this election: 26
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: For a Democratic and Properous Moldova (PMDP)
    • Leader: Dumitru DIACOV
    • Seats won in this election: 24
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Party of Democratic Forces (PFD)
    • Leader: Valeriu MATEI
    • Seats won in this election: 11
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held on 27 February 1994.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 3,652,732 (1998)
  • Registered Voters: 2,431,214 (1998)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,905,327 (1998)

·         Is Moldova a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Moldova ratified CEDAW: Yes (1 July 1994)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes 

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 9 (following the 1999 elections. 

·         Human Development Index Position: 107 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Moldova a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Moldova ratified CRPD: Yes (21 September 2010)

·         Population with a disability: 522,859 (