Record Modified: Aug 16 2023

April 5, 2009 Held

Moldova, Republic of

Republic of Moldova

Election for Parlament (Moldovan Parliament)


Cast Votes:1,556,083
Valid Votes:1,537,087
Invalid Votes:18,996


Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Communist Party of the Republic of Moldova 60 - 760,551


Liberal Party (Partidul Liberal) 15 - 201,879


Liberal Democratic Party (Partidul Liberal Democrat din Moldova) 15 - 191,113


Our Moldova Alliance (Partidul Alianţă Moldova Noastră) 11 - 150,155


Social Democratic Party (Partidul Social Democrat) - - 56,866


Popular Christian Democratic Party - - 46,654


Democratic Party of Moldova (Partidul Democrat din Moldova) - - 45,698


More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 101 seats in the Parliament (Parlament)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Vladimir VORONIN
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Zinaida GRECEANII
  • 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-round. 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:

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 3,565,604 (2009)
  • Registered voters: 2,708,381

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,852,411 (2009)

·         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: 534,840 (est.)