Czechia Forces A Political Collision Into Overtime
14 October 2021
17 November 2020
The victory of Maia Sandu over incumbent Igor Dodon does not lessen the obstacles for the president-elect and pro-reformist politician. Despite her strong support from Moldovans abroad, Sandu will need to rely on multiple domestic political factions in the parliament to fulfil the promise of her strong campaign.
On 15 November, Moldovan citizens went to the polling stations in large numbers – both in the country and abroad – for the second round of the Moldovan presidential election.
The turnout constituted 52.6 per cent (1,650,131 million people), superseding the first round (48 per cent) and was about one per cent less than overall participation in the 2016 presidential election (53.3 per cent).
This time, the big turnout cemented the victory of Maia Sandu, with 57.7 per cent of the votes against 42.2 per cent of the votes obtained by Igor Dodon.