ElectionGudie

Feb. 25, 2001 Held

1,606,703
Voted
Moldova

Republic of Moldova

Election for Parlament (Moldovan Parliament)

Results

67%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,606,703
Valid Votes:1,587,257
Invalid Votes:19,446

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

The Party of Moldovan Communists 71 - 794,808

50.07%

The Braghis Alliance 19 - 212,071

13.36%

Christian Democratic People's Front 11 - 130,810

8.24%

Party of Rebirth and Conciliation - - 91,894

5.79%

Democratic Party - - 79,757

5.02%

Social Democratic Party of Moldova - - 39,247

2.47%

Party for Democratic Forces - - -

-1.00%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 101 seats in the Parliament

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Petru LUCINSCHI *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Dumitru BRAGHIS
  • Assembly: Moldova has a unicameral Parliament with 101 seats.

* The president is elected by indirect vote in the Parliament under the terms of a constitutional amendment passed in July 2000. Prior to this amendment, the president was elected by popular vote.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by indirect vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Parliament 101 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.***

*** All members of the Parliament are elected in a nationwide constituency. At least 50% of registered voters must participate in the election for the poll to be deemed valid.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: The Party of Moldovan Communists (PCM)
    • Leader: Vladimir VORONIN
    • Seats won in this election: 71
    • Seats won in last election: 40
  • Bloc: The Braghis Alliance
    • Leader: Dumitru BRAGHIS
    • Seats won in this election: 19
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Christian Democratic People's Front (FPCD)
    • Leader: Iurie ROSCA
    • Seats won in this election: 11
    • Seats won in last election: 8
  • Party: Party of Rebirth and Conciliation (PRAM)
    • Leader: Mircea SNEGUR
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 8
  • Party: Democratic Party (DP)
    • Leader: Dumitru DIACOV
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 21
  • Party: Party for Democratic Forces (PFD)
    • Leader: Valeriu Matei
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 11
  • Party: Social Democratic Party of Moldova
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections to decide 101 seats were last held on March 22, 1998.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 3,631,462 (2001)
  • Registered Voters: 2,379,491 (February 2001)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,893,093 (2001)

·         Is Moldova a signatory to CEDAW: No

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

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 14 (following the 2001 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: 544,719 (est.)