Moldovan parliamentary election, 24 February 2019

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Reports, analyses and information relating to the legislative election held in Moldova on 24 February 2019.

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The 101 seats in the national Parliament was elected according to a mix system introduced in 2017, by which 50 members are elected on party lists and the 51 other members in individual constituencies. The electoral threshold varied depending on the type of lists and turnout must be at least 33% to ensure the election's validity.

The election campaign was tainted by allegations of violence and abuse. Media sources also reported on the elimination of hundreds of fake Facebook accounts, ahead of the parliamentary election.

The electoral results produced a hung parliament - while the opposition Socialist party gathered the highest amount of seats (34), it was still not enough to obtain a parliamentary majority. The incumbent Democratic party obtained the second highest number (30), while the ACUM platform became the third biggest force in Parliament (27 seats).

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Wikipedia: 2019 Moldovan parliamentary election
ISPI: Commentary, 06/02/2019: Elections in Moldova: A ‘Window of Opportunity’ for Transnistria - and Russia
Reuters, 13/02/2019: Election may keep Moldova in 'grey zone' between West and Russia
Carnegie Europe: Strategic Europe, 21/02/2019: Moldova Election: A Democratic Illusion?
IFES Election Guide: Moldovan Election for Parliament, 24 February 2019
Euro|topics, February 2019: Hung parliament after elections in Moldova
Balkan Insight, 21/02/2019: Lead-Up to Moldova’s 2019 Elections
Euronews, 22/02/2019: Moldova mulls Moscow or Brussels as voters head to the polls
TASS, 26/02/2019: Moldova’s Party of Socialists retains leadership after 100% of ballots counted
Bloomberg, 26/02/2019: Moldova’s Vote Is a Cautionary Tale for Putin’s Foes
The Economist, 25/02/2019: Moldova is still caught between Russia and the EU
OSW: Analyses, 25/02/2019: Moldova: elections without hope
Chatham House: Expert Comment, 26/02/2019: Moldova’s Weak Democracy Is a Growing Risk for Europe

Balkan Insight, 24/01/2019: Moldovan Journalists Under Unprecedented Fire Before Election
Reuters, 23/02/2019: If election is not decisive, I'll call another, Moldova's president says
Balkan Insight, 14/02/2019: Facebook Shuts Moldova Officials’ ‘Fake News’ Accounts
BBC News, 14/02/2019: Moldovan election prompts Facebook to remove accounts
EurActiv, 15/02/2019: Ahead of EU polls, Facebook voids accounts targeting Moldovan election
TASS, 20/02/2019: Moldovan president warns of possible destabilization attempts ahead of election
France24, 21/02/2019: Young Moldovans fight corruption as election nears
Reuters, 21/02/2019: Moldova opposition election candidates: We're being poisoned
EurActiv, 22/02/2019: In Moldova, voters choose between Russia and Europe
Deutsche Welle, 24/02/2019: A choice between EU and Russia in bad-movie Moldova vote
TASS, 25/02/2019: Pro-European opposition says Moldova parliamentary election was rigged
Euronews, 25/02/2019: Moldova vote produces hung parliament
Deutsche Welle, 25/02/2019: Moldova: Pro-Russian party leads without majority

OSCE: ODIHR: Moldovan Parliamentary Elections, 24 February 2019
UNDP: Projects: Enhancing democracy in Moldova through inclusive and transparent elections

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