ElectionGudie

Feb. 24, 2019 Confirmed

Moldova, Republic of

Republic of Moldova

Election for Parlament (Moldovan Parliament)

More Info:

At Stake in this Election:      

  • 101 seats in Moldova’s Parliament (Parlament)

Government Structure:

  • Chief of State: President Igor DODON
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Pavel FILIP
  • Assembly: Moldova has a unicameral Parliament (Parlament) with 101 seats.

Electoral System:

  • In the Parliament (Parlament) 101 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms. Fifty members are elected through proportional representation from party lists in one national constituency. The remaining 51 are elected in single-member districts. To enter parliament, there are thresholds of 2% for independent candidates, 6% for political parties, 9% for blocs of two parties, and 11% for blocs of three or more parties.

Main Parties in this Election:

* The PLDM, PL, and PDM are part of the Pro-European Coalition.

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 4,029,750 (2019 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 2,810,303

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 2,099,329 (2019 est.)
  • Is Moldova a signatory to CEDAW: No
  • Has Moldova ratified CEDAW: Yes (1 July 1994)
  • Gender Quota: Yes (At least 40% of all political parties’ candidates must be women)
  • Female Candidates in this election: N/A
  • Number of Female Legislators: 23 (22.8%)
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: 112 (2018)
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Ranking: Low (2019)

Disability Data:

  • Is Moldova a signatory to CRPD: No
  • Has Moldova ratified CRPD: Yes (since 1 July 1994)
  • Population with a disability: 532,027 (est.)