2016 Transnistrian presidential election

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2016 Transnistrian presidential election

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  Vadim Krasnoselsky official portrait.jpg Yevgeny Shevchuk (vspmr.org).jpg
Nominee Vadim Krasnoselsky Yevgeny Shevchuk
Party Independent Independent
Popular vote 157,410 69,179
Percentage 62.3% 27.4%

President before election

Yevgeny Shevchuk

Elected President

Vadim Krasnoselsky

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Presidential elections were held in Transnistria on 11 December 2016.[1] The result was a victory for Supreme Council Speaker, Vadim Krasnoselsky, who defeated incumbent President Yevgeny Shevchuk.


Seven candidates registered to contest the elections. However, former Interior Minister Gennady Kuzmichev later withdrew their candidacy.[2][3]

Candidate Party Political offices
Alexander Deli Independent Prosecutor of Transnistria (2012–2016)
Minister of Justice (2012)
Vladimir Grigoryev Independent None
Oleg Horjan Communist Party Member of the Supreme Council (2010–2018)
Vadim Krasnoselsky Independent Speaker of the Supreme Council (2015–2016)
Member of the Supreme Council (2015–2016)
Minister of the Interior (2007–2012)
Gennady Kuzmichev Independent Minister of the Interior (2013–2015)
Yevgeny Shevchuk Independent President of Transnistria (2011–2016)
Speaker of the Supreme Council (2005–2009)
Member of the Supreme Council (2000–2011)
Irina Vasilaki Independent None


Candidate Party Votes %
Vadim Krasnoselsky Independent 157,410 62.30
Yevgeny Shevchuk Independent 69,179 27.38
Oleg Horjan Pridnestrovie Communist Party 8,012 3.17
Vladimir Grigoryev Independent 1,698 0.67
Irina Vasilaki Independent 1,526 0.60
Alexander Deli Independent 1,379 0.55
Against all 8,593 3.40
Invalid/blank votes
Total 254,863 100
Registered voters/turnout 59.16
Source: VSPMR


  1. ^ Transnistrian “House of Cards” Archived 2016-07-11 at the Wayback Machine New Eastern Europe, 7 June 2016
  2. ^ "Об отмене регистрации Геннадия Кузьмичёва в качестве кандидата в президенты ПМР". ЦИК ПМР. 2016-12-01. Retrieved 2016-12-11.
  3. ^ Кандидаты в Президенты ПМР ЦИК ПМР