CHISINAU, October 30. /TASS/. Parliamentary elections began on Sunday in Moldova, where 1,981 polling stations opened at 07:00 local time, Press Secretary of the Central Elections Commission Rodika Syrbu told TASS.
She said more than 4,000 police will be at the elections, though they are not allowed to be inside the polling stations but should watch closely the public order nearby. More than 3,700 observers from OSCE, the CIS and the EU will watch the elections, and later on they will publish reports and comments.
This year, the country opened 100 polling stations abroad for almost a million Moldovan citizens who left the country for work. In Russia, where most Moldovans work, have been organized 8 polling stations - two in Moscow and in St. Petersburg, and one in Krasnoyarsk, Nizhnevartovsk, Sochi and Kursk.
The elections will be valid if one-third of the vote (more than 3.2 million people) participates in them. early results will be published one hour after the polling stations are closed in 21:00 local time.