Moldovan parliamentary election, 1994

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Early parliamentary elections were held in Moldova on 27 February 1994.[1] They were the country's first competitive elections, and followed deadlock in Parliament over the issue of joining the Commonwealth of Independent States.[2] The result was a victory for the Democratic Agrarian Party of Moldova, which won 56 of the 104 seats.[3]

Electoral system[edit]

In 1993 a new electoral law was passed,[4] which removed the right to vote from serving members of the military, whilst removing the right to run for election from all members of the military, the judiciary, the police force, national security services and prosecutors.[5] A special Central Election Commission was formed by the Supreme Court, consisting of the five judges in the Court and one representative of each party or alliance.[6]

Parliament was elected by proportional representation in a single national constituency. The electoral threshold was set at 4% for both independent candidates and political parties.[6]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Democratic Agrarian Party of Moldova 766,589 43.18 56
Socialist Party-Unity Movement 390,584 22.00 28
Bloc of Peasants and Intellectuals 163,513 9.21 11
Alliance of the Christian Democratic Popular Front 133,606 7.53 9
Social Democratic Bloc 65,028 3.66 0
Association of Women in Moldova 50,243 2.83 0
Democratic Labour Party of Moldova 49,210 2.77 0
Reform Party 41,980 2.36 0
Democratic Party of Moldova 23,368 1.32 0
Association of the Victims of the Totalitarian Regime of Moldova 16,672 0.94 0
Republican Party of Moldova 16,529 0.93 0
Ecologist Party of Moldova "Green Alliance" 7,025 0.40 0
National Christian Party 5,878 0.33 0
Independents 45,152 2.54 0
Invalid/blank votes 93,713
Total 1,869,090 100 104
Registered voters/turnout 2,356,614 79.3
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1330 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1317
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1342
  4. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1320
  5. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1321
  6. ^ a b Nohlen & Stöver, p1322