Turnout in presidential elections in Moldova exceeded 48 percent

The turnout in the second round of the presidential elections in Moldova exceeded 48 percent. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the data of the country’s Central Election Commission.

About 1.4 million voters took part in the voting by 18:00 local time (19:00 Moscow time). The most active voters in the elections are citizens of Moldova aged 56 to 70 years. Also, more than 200 thousand people took part in voting at foreign polling stations.

Earlier, in the village of Varnitsa, near the administrative border of Moldova and Transnistria, there was a clash between police and opposition representatives. Dissatisfaction of the opposition and veterans of the armed conflict in Transnistria caused the participation in the presidential elections of Moldovan citizens living in Transnistria.

On November 15, Moldova hosts the second round of presidential elections. It is attended by the incumbent President Igor Dodon and the head of the pro-European Action and Solidarity Party, Maia Sandu. In total, more than two thousand polling stations have been opened on the territory of the country, and another 139 work abroad.

The first round of the presidential elections in Moldova took place on November 1. As a result, Dodon received 32 percent of the vote, Sandu – 36 percent. Voter turnout reached 42.7 percent (1.2 million people).