ElectionsPresidential

Election of the President of the Republic of Moldova, October 30 and November 13, 2016

On October 30 and November 13, 2016 in Moldova were held presidential elections, after the Constitutional Court’s decision of March 4, 2016 has restored the right of citizens to elect the President directly. The first round of elections on 30 October 2016, had a voter turnout of 50.95%, sufficient to be validated, as the threshold of 1/3 of voters included in the voter lists required to validate elections has been surpassed. Since none of the 9 candidates for President of Moldova met 50% of the valid votes cast, a second round was held on November 13, 2016 with participation of the first two candidates who received the highest number of votes on October 30 — Igor Dodon and Maia Sandu. The voter turnout was 53.45%, and Igor Dodon has been elected President of the Republic of Moldova.

Electoral contestantsIst round, October 30, 2016IInd round, November 13, 2016
Mihai Ghimpu Mihai Ghimpu
Liberal Party
25,490
1.80%
  
Iurie Leanca Iurie Leanca
European People’s Party of Moldova
44,065
3.11%
  
Dumitru Ciubasenco Dumitru Ciubasenco
Partidul Nostru (Our Party)
85,466
6.03%
  
Maia Sandu Maia Sandu
“Actiune si Solidaritate (Action and Solidarity)” Party
549,152
38.71%
766,593
47.89%
Igor Dodon Igor Dodon
Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova
680,550
47.98%
834,081
52.11%
Silvia Radu Silvia Radu
independent candidate
5,276
0.37%
  
Maia Laguta Maia Laguta
independent candidate
10,712
0.76%
  
Ana Gutu Ana Gutu
“Dreapta (Right)” Party
2,453
0.17%
  
Valeriu Ghiletchi Valeriu Ghiletchi
independent candidate
15,354
1.08%
  
Andrei Nastase Andrei Nastase
“Demnitate si Adevar (Dignity and Truth)” Platform
dropped out of the electoral campaign
    
Inna Popenco Inna Popenco
“Ravnopravie (Equality)” Movement
registration annulled by a court decision upon the CEC request
    
Marian Lupu Marian Lupu
Democratic Party of Moldova
dropped out of the electoral campaign
    
 
Voter turnoutIst round, October 30, 2016IInd round, November 13, 2016
Number of voters included in the voter lists2,812,5662,810,057
Number of voters included in supplementary lists117,128209,438
Number of voters who received ballots1,440,8301,614,067
Number of voters who participated in voting1,440,7331,614,023
Number of invalid ballots22,21513,349
Number of total ballots cast1,418,5181,600,674
Voter turnout rate50.95%53.45%

Candidates who did not pass the stage of collecting signatures

Vitalia Pavlicenco  independent candidate  registration refused by the CECRoman Mihaes  independent candidate  registration refused by the CECIon Dron  independent candidate  registration refused by the CECVasile Tarlev  independent candidate  registration refused by the CECMihai Corj  independent candidate  failed to collect the required number of signaturesArtur Croitor  independent candidate  failed to collect the required number of signaturesOleg Brega  independent candidate  failed to collect the required number of signaturesIlie Rotaru  independent candidate  failed to collect the required number of signaturesVadim Brinzan  independent candidate  failed to collect the required number of signaturesMihail Garbuz  “Patriots of Moldova” Party  failed to collect the required number of signaturesAnatol Plugaru  independent candidate  failed to collect the required number of signaturesGeta Savitcaia  independent candidate  failed to collect the required number of signatures