Dec. 7, 2009 Held

Moldova, Republic of

Republic of Moldova

Election for President


Cast Votes:53
Valid Votes:53
Invalid Votes:0


Marian LUPU53


More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Moldova

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Mihai GHIMPU
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Vlad FILAT
  • 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 upon consultation with Parliament..
  • 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 Candidates in the Presidential race:

* The AEI is composed of the Liberal Democratic Party, the Liberal Party, the Democratic Party, and the Our Moldova Alliance

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 4,320,748 (July 2009 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 101 ( Registered voter number reflects number of parliamentarians)