17 Nov, 2020

Pro-EU Maia Sandu elected President in Moldova

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.

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