Central Election Commission (CEC) established today the order, in which candidates’ names appear on the ballot in the second round of presidential elections held on November, 13. Thus, Igor Dodon, the candidate with the most votes in the first round of voting (47.98%) will be the first on the ballot followed by Maia Sandu with 38.71% of votes.
According to final data released today by the CEC, 680 550 people voted for Igor Dodon and 549 152 citizens voted in support of Maia Sandu in the elections from October 30. Thus, the difference between the two candidates is 131 398 votes. Final data show that voter turnout in Sunday's elections was 49.18% and 22.216 ballots were declared invalid.
Maia Sandu and Igor Dodon can start today their electoral campaign for the second round of elections.
As for the possibility of opening additional polling stations abroad for citizens’ participation in the second round of elections, president of CEC Alina Russu, said that the institution cannot take such a decision as it is the Government’s prerogative.
As regards the polling station in Stratford, London that ran out of ballot papers, Russu said that 2 polling stations were opened in London for Moldovan citizens settled in UK.