Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid al-FitrSociety & Culture June 25, 5:18
Mexico knocks out Russia from FIFA Confederations Cup with 2-1 win in KazanSport June 24, 19:59
Putin visits Crimean youth camp ArtekSociety & Culture June 24, 19:42
Conflict around Qatar should be settled by diplomatic means - source at Foreign MinistryRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 24, 16:44
More than 237,000 fans attend Confederations Cup matches already - Deputy PM MutkoSport June 24, 15:03
Sistema's president hopes for dialogue with Rosneft on settlement agreementBusiness & Economy June 24, 14:56
CNN deletes article about meeting between Scaramucci and Russian Direct Investment FundWorld June 24, 13:12
Ukrainian Army units shell Donetsk Republic in first hours of newceasefireWorld June 24, 5:19
Politician says Russia vs Mexico football game will be interesting to watchSport June 23, 21:11
CHISINAU, November 13. /TASS/. Igor Dodon, the leader of Moldova’s Party of Socialists advocating closer relations with Russia, is leading Sunday’s presidential elections in Moldova.
According to preliminary data, Dodon is winning 57.8% of votes, the Central Election Commission said after counting 69% of ballots.
Dodon’s rival, Maia Sandu of the EU-leaning Party of Action and Solidarity, is scoring 42.1% of the vote.
Moldova was electing its president in a nationwide voting, for the first time after a twenty-ear break. The second round of presidential election was held on Sunday. The country’s citizens have to choose between the leader of the Party of Socialists, Igor Dodon, seeking closer relations with Russia and the single candidate of the pro-European forces, the leader of the Action and Solidarity Party and former Education Minister, Maia Sandu. There is no mandatory voter turnout during the second round of voting. A candidate who gets more votes wins the race. If there is an equal number of votes, Dodon who had the best results in the first round will be recognized as the winner. About 3.13 million Moldovan voters could cast their votes at 1,981 polling stations, including 100 abroad.