Nov. 30, 2014 Held

Moldova, Republic of

Republic of Moldova

Election for Parlament (Moldovan Parliament)


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:1,649,508
Valid Votes:1,598,560
Invalid Votes:50,948

Seat Share By Party:

Hover to view number and percent of total seats won by party. Eight largest parties shown, with "others" combined if applicable.

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Party of Socialists (Party of Socialists) 25 - 327,910


Liberal Democratic Party (Liberal Democratic Party) 23 - 322,188


Party of Communists (Party of Communists) 21 - 279,372


Democratic Party of Moldova (Democratic Party of Moldova) 19 - 252,489


Liberal Party (Liberal Party) 13 - 154,507

Election Results Modified: Dec 16, 2014

General Information

At stake in this election:      

  • 101 seats in Moldova’s Parliament (Parlament)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Nicolae TIMOFTI (since 23 March 2012)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Lurie LEANCA (since 31 May 2013)
  • 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.**

* 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.

** Moldova operates as a single constituency for 101 seats in parliament. To enter parliament there is a three percent threshold for independent candidates, six percent threshold for parties, and a twelve percent threshold for electoral blocs consisting of more than two political parties. An election is valid only if one-third of registered voters turn out.

Election Note:

On Sunday 30 November 2014, Moldova will hold an election for Parliament (Parlament). A total of 26 participants have registered in this election: 21 political parties, 1 electoral bloc and 4 independent candidates.

Main parties in the electoral race:

* The ruling coalition, Alliance for European Integration (AEI), lost a no-confidence vote on 5 March 2013. The Pro-European Coalition replaced the AEI.

** The PLDM is part of the Pro-European Coalition.
*** The PL is part of the Pro-European Coalition.
**** The PDM is part of the Pro-European Coalition.

 Last election:

  • The last election to Parliament (Parlament) in Moldova was held on 28 November 2010.[i] Turnout was 63.37 percent and 1,733,051 of 2,734,700 people casted ballots.[ii] The Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova (PCRM) won 676,291 votes or 42 seats, while the Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova won (PLDM) won 505,638 votes or 32 seats.[iii] Results can be seen here.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 3,583,288 (July 2014 est)[iv]
  • Registered Voters: 3, 072,000 (Apprx) *

* This increase in the number of voters since the 2010 parliamentary elections is the result of voters being included from the autonomous region of Transdniestria.  Moldova is currently in the process of verifying its voter lists, therefore the number of registered voters is currently an approximate figure.

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 1,841,841 (July 2014 est)[i]
  • Is Moldova a signatory to CEDAW: No.[ii]
  • Has Moldova ratified CEDAW: Yes (1 July 1994)[iii]
  • Gender Quota: No.[iv]
  • Female Candidates in this election: N/A
  • Number of Female Legislators: 19 (19%) of 101 seats in Moldova’s unicameral Parliament (Parlament).[v]
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: 114[vi]
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Ranking: 29th out of 86 non-OECD countries (latest rankings are from 2012)[vii]

[i] http://www.electionguide.org/elections/id/1576/

[ii] http://www.idea.int/vt/countryview.cfm?CountryCode=MD

[iii] http://www.electionguide.org/elections/id/1576/

[iv] https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/md.html

[i] https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/md.html

[ii] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=IV-8&chapter=4&lang=en

[iii] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=IV-8&chapter=4&lang=en

[iv] http://www.quotaproject.org/uid/countryview.cfm?country=140

[v] http://www.quotaproject.org/uid/countryview.cfm?country=140

[vi] http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/hdr/2014-human-development-report/

[vii] http://genderindex.org/ranking

Election Modified: Aug 17, 2023

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