On 15 November, Moldovans voted in the second round of presidential elections, choosing between the two leading candidates from the first round, pro-EU candidate Maia Sandu, who was backed by the ALDE member party Partidul Liberal, and the pro-Russia, incumbent President Igor Dodon.
With a record turnout, Maia Sandu received 57,7% of the vote, compared to 42,2% for Igor Dodon. The result will be made official later this week, but this already indicates that Moldovans have chosen a fresh, new start for their country, with more focus on the European Union than towards Moscow.
The election is also historic, as for the first time Moldova will have a female President. ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen congratulates Sandu on her election and underlines the ambition to intensify EU-Moldova relations and making the country a better place for its citizens.
Congratulations pro-EU President-elect Maia Sandu winning 2nd round of Moldovan Presidental elections last Sunday with 57% of the vote vs pro-Putin incumbent Igor Dodon! ALDE & Liberal Party of Moldova will work closely with you to make Moldova a better place for its citizens! 🇲🇩 https://t.co/M5NoZ0GzlJ— Hans van Baalen (@hansvanbaalen) November 16, 2020