Politics

The early parliamentary elections said to be valid

The early parliamentary elections, which began in the Republic of Moldova at 7am local time on Wednesday, may now be considered as valid.
INFOTAG, 29 July 2009, 17:17

Chisinau, July 29 ( INFOTAG ). Your Infotag correspondent was told by a Central Election Commission member that as on 3pm local time, the turnout "has exceeded the necessary one-third of voters". By law, the voter turnout must be minimum 33% plus one ballot for an election to be declared as valid.

Seats in the 101-member Parliament of Moldova are being contested by 8 political parties. Recent opinion polls showed that not more than 4-5 of them had chances to become parliamentary parties.

Traditionally, the Central Election Commission will announce its earliest preliminary election results soon after this upcoming midnight, when over two-thirds of ballots will have been processed. And Infotag will report the data on Thursday morning.

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