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Second round of presidential elections started in Moldova
11:42, 13 November 2016
Second round of presidential elections started in Moldova

For the first time in the last 20 years the president will be elected by the popular vote

11:42, 13 November 2016

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With the opening of polling stations, second round of presidential elections has officially started in Moldova, Ria News reports.

Two candidates will be fighting for the presidential post, politician Igor Dodon, leader of the Party of Socialists (more than 47.98% of votes in the first round) and the right wing candidate Maia Sandu, leader of Action and Solidarity party (around 38.71% of votes).

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Polling stations will be working from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. local time.

In the second round of presidential elections there is no compulsory turnout, while the candidate who wins a majority of votes is a winner. The President is elected for four years.

Head of the State will be elected by popular vote for the first time in the last 20 years - president was elected by the Parliament before.

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