Moldovan voters went to the polls in Moldova on 6 March to elect a new parliament which in turn will elect a new head of state. Voters could choose among 23 competitors: nine political parties, three electoral blocs, and 12 independent candidates.
Citizens from the separatist region of Transdniester could only cast their ballots in special polling stations in the security zone. The elections were monitored by some 2,500 domestic and about 750 international election observers.
For the first time in the history of the republic, the elections have been accompanied by exit polls carried out in 220 polling stations among some 13,000 voters by three polling agencies commissioned by the Public Policy Institute.
According to the polls, the Communist Party has garnered 42% of the ballots, followed by the Democratic Moldova Bloc (28%) and the Christian Democratic Popular Party (14%).