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Local Elections of June 5 and 19, 2011

Local general elections were held in the Republic of Moldova in June 2011 to elect 898 mayors, 1,120 district councilors and 10,630 village/communes/city councilors. The first round of elections on June 5 was validated as the 25% election validation threshold was passed in all 35 district constituencies. Because in 513 localities, none of the candidates for mayor got necessary 50% of votes needed for an outright win, on June 19 the runoff elections were held.

Elections for General Mayor of Chisinau municipality

Dorin Chirtoaca
The June 2011 elections were the sixth electoral campaign for General Mayor of Chisinau municipality. In the first round none of the 13 candidates received necessary 50% of votes needed for an outright win. Therefore, the runoff elections were held on June 19 between Igor Dodon and Dorin Chirtoaca, the two candidates who received the largest number of votes in the first round on June 5. The voter turnout was 59.88%, although there is no voter turnout threshold for the runoff local elections. Dorin Chirtoaca, the incumbent General Mayor of Chisinau municipality, was re-elected for a second term[]
Detailed results

Elections for Chisinau Municipal Council

Electoral contestantsVotes%Seats
  Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova 158,906

46.07%

26
  Liberal Party 109,682

31.8%

17
  Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova 48,315

14.01%

7
  Democratic Party of Moldova 10,817

3.14%

1

Nationwide Results

Electoral contestantsDistrict and municipal councilsCity and village councilsMayors
VotesSeats
VotesSeats
Seats
  Democratic Party of Moldova 212,504
15.41%
226
20.18%
209,284
18.84%
2,263
21.29%
220
24.50%
  Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova 508,344
36.86%
434
38.75%
327,747
29.50%
3,441
32.37%
203
22.61%
  Socialist Party of Moldova 108
0.01%

51
0.00%


  Party of Law and Justice 569
0.04%

197
0.02%
2
0.02%

  Christian Democratic People’s Party 16,053
1.16%
5
0.45%
12,389
1.12%
75
0.71%
6
0.67%
  Liberal Party 223,268
16.19%
130
11.61%
130,941
11.79%
1,162
10.93%
96
10.69%
  Party for Unification of Moldova 287
0.02%

38
0.00%


  Social Democratic Party 12,426
0.90%
6
0.54%
10,834
0.98%
58
0.55%
2
0.22%
  Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova 1,220
0.09%

1,847
0.17%
11
0.10%
2
0.22%
  “Ravnopravie (Equality)” Movement 3,001
0.22%

1,679
0.15%
6
0.06%

  Ecological Party of Moldova “Alianta Verde (Green Alliance)” 3,616
0.26%
2
0.18%
4,117
0.37%
25
0.24%
2
0.22%
  Republican Party of Moldova 7,417
0.54%
5
0.45%
8,488
0.76%
60
0.56%
4
0.45%
  Labour Party

662
0.06%
6
0.06%

  Centrist Union of Moldova 634
0.05%

433
0.04%
3
0.03%

  European Party

385
0.03%
3
0.03%

  Democratic People’s Party of Moldova 3,163
0.23%

2,469
0.22%
5
0.05%

  National Liberal Party 8,794
0.64%
1
0.09%
7,262
0.65%
38
0.36%
4
0.45%
  “Pentru Neam si Tara (For Nation and Country)” Party 2,947
0.21%

3,313
0.30%
18
0.17%
2
0.22%
  Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova 312,011
22.62%
300
26.79%
281,667
25.35%
3,039
28.59%
287
31.96%
  “Patriots of Moldova” Party 858
0.06%

523
0.05%
2
0.02%

  “Casa Noastra — Moldova (Our Home — Moldova)” Party 648
0.05%

3,936
0.35%
38
0.36%

  “Third Force” Electoral Bloc 5,230
0.38%
2
0.18%
6,919
0.62%
39
0.37%
1
0.11%
  Independent candidates 55,994
4.06%
9
0.80%
95,802
8.62%
336
3.16%
69
7.68%