11 December 2011, 21:59

Transnistria elections valid

Transnistria elections valid

The turnout for today’s presidential elections in the breakaway Moldovan region of Transnistria has amounted to almost 54.5%. This is well above the validating threshold of 50%. The main contenders for the next five-year term are the incumbent Igor Smirnov, the Communist leader Oleg Horzhan and the parliamentary speaker Anatoli Kaminsky.

The turnout for today’s presidential elections in the breakaway Moldovan region of Transnistria has amounted to almost 54.5%. This is well above the validating threshold of 50%.

The main contenders for the next five-year term are the incumbent Igor Smirnov, the Communist leader Oleg Horzhan and the parliamentary speaker Anatoli Kaminsky.

The results will not be known until Monday morning. If no candidate wins outright, there will be a run-off in two weeks’ time.

Transnistria elects president

At least one third of the eligible voters have already cast their ballots in presidential elections in the breakaway Transnistria region in eastern Moldova.

The main contenders for the next five-year term are the incumbent Igor Smirnov, the Communist leader Oleg Horzhan and the parliamentary speaker Anatoli Kaminsky.

The results will not be known until Monday morning. If no candidate wins outright, there will be a run-off in two weeks’ time. 

Six candidates are competing for the presidential post in Transnistria.

The current leader of Transnistria Igor Smirnov is running for the fifth term.

Experts predict none of the candidates will pass the necessary 50% threshold. In this case, a re-run will be held on December 25th.

The Public Chamber of Russia, as well as some of Russian political parties, have sent their observers to monitor the vote in Trans-Dniester.

Transnistria proclaimed independence from Moldova in 1990.

(RIAN, TASS) 

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