Republic of Moldova

Parliament

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
30.11.2014
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
29.11.2014
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
28.02.2023
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
101
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
1,934
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
1,315
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
619
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
32.01%
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
21
Notes
Number of parties contesting the election: 20 parties and one electoral bloc

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
2,800,827
Votes Number of people who actually voted
1,649,402
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
58.89%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The Alliance for European Integration (AEI), led by Prime Minister Iurie Leanca of the Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova (PLDM), retained its majority in parliament. It took a total of 55 of the 101 seats, but was not able to secure the 61 seats that will be needed to elect a new President when the presidency is renewed in March 2016. The AEI comprises former Prime Minister Vlad Filat's PLDM, former Speaker Marian Lupu's Democratic Party of Moldova (PDM) and former Speaker Mihai Ghimpu's Liberal Party (PL). The Party of Moldovan Communists (PCRM), led by former President Vladimir Voronin, saw its share halved to 21 seats while the Party of Socialists (PSRM), now led by former PCRM Member Igor Dodon, became the largest single party with 25 seats.

The 2014 elections were held amid ongoing conflict in neighbouring Ukraine. Parties were divided over the country's future path: greater integration with the European Union (EU) or stronger ties with the Russian Federation. The PLDM promised to work for the country's accession to the EU by 2020 while establishing dialogue with Russia. PDM Deputy leader Vlad Plahotniuc called for "integration into the EU and development of cooperation with the CIS" (Commonwealth of Independent States). The PL promised stronger pro-NATO and pro-European policies. PCRM leader Voronin said cooperation with the EU would be more beneficial for the country. Several PCRM members left the party, accusing the leader of not taking a stronger pro-Russian stance. In November, PSRM leader Dodon met Russian President Vladimir Putin and promised to cancel Moldova's Association Agreement with the EU and establish stronger ties with Russia.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
5
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
23.81%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
24.75%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
No
Number of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
2
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova (PLDM) and the Democratic Party of Moldova (PDM) with the support of Party of Moldovan Communists (PCRM)
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Party of Socialists (PSRM) 25
Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova (PLDM) 23
Party of Moldovan Communists (PCRM) 21
Democratic Party of Moldova (PDM) 19
Liberal Party (PL) 13
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
80
Number of women elected
21
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
20.79%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
Twenty-one women were elected in November 2014. After the formation of the new government in February 2015, the total number of women parliamentarians increased to 22.
Sources
Parliament (18.12.2014, 22.12.2014, 26.01.2015, 06.03.2015, 01.01.2017)
Comisia Electorală Centrală a Republicii Moldova
Women Directly Elected
21

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
80
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
21
First-term parliamentarians The number of members who are assuming their parliamentary mandate for the first time following the election or renewal, regardless of their mode of designation.
61
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
29.12.2014
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Andrian Candu (Male)
Political party
Democratic Party of Moldova (PDM)
Date of election
23.01.2015