ElectionGudie

Nov. 28, 2010 Held

1,721,157
Voted
Moldova

Republic of Moldova

Election for Parlament (Moldovan Parliament)

Results

65%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,721,157
Valid Votes:1,721,157
Invalid Votes:0

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova 42 - 676,291

39.29%

Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova 32 - 505,638

29.38%

Democratic Party of Moldova 15 - 218,861

12.72%

Liberal Party 12 - 171,445

9.96%

Party Alliance Our Moldova - - 35,240

2.05%

Social Democratic Party - - 10,136

0.59%

Christian-Democratic People's Party - - 9,054

0.53%

Ecologist Party of Moldova - - 1,373

0.08%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 101 seats in the Parliament (Parlament)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Mihai GHIMPU
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Vlad FILAT
  • 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.
  • 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 three percent threshold for independent candidates, five percent threshold for parties. An election is valid only if one-third of registered voters turn out.

Main parties in the electoral race:

** The PLDM is part of the Alliance for European Integration (AEI)
*** The PL is part of the Alliance for European Integration (AEI)
**** The PDM is part of the Alliance for European Integration (AEI)
***** The AMN is part of the Alliance for European Integration (AEI)

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 3,562,045 (2010)
  • Registered Voters: 2,662,052 (September 2010)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,849,497 (2010)

·         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: 24 (following the 2009 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: 534,306 (est.)