2019 Moldovan parliamentary election
All 101 seats in Parliament
51 seats needed for a majority
|Turnout||49.24% ( 8.04%)|
Parliamentary elections were held in Moldova on 24 February 2019 in order to elect the 101 members of the Parliament of Moldova. The Constitution mandates that elections be held no later than four years and three months from the date of inauguration of the previous legislature.
The elections were held under a parallel voting system, replacing the closed-list proportional system used in Moldova at all previous parliamentary elections since independence. The campaigning period began in November 2018 and continued up until the election day.
Candidates from four parties were elected to Parliament: the Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova, the Democratic Party of Moldova, the ACUM electoral alliance of DA and PAS, and the Șor Party. The Party of Communists failed to obtain any seats for the first time since independence.
The results triggered a constitutional crisis in June.
The 101 seats in the Parliament were elected using a parallel voting system introduced in 2017; 50 MPs were elected by proportional representation in a single nationwide constituency, with the other 51 elected from single-member constituencies.
For the nationwide constituency, the electoral threshold varies depending on the type of list; for single parties or organisations it was 6%; for alliances of two parties it was 9%, and for alliances of three or more parties it was 11%. For independent candidates the threshold was 2%. Turnout must be at least 33% to validate the results. There is still controversy against the new election system and a referendum in 2018 against it was considered possible.
Poll results are listed in the table below in reverse chronological order, showing the most recent first, and using the date the survey's fieldwork was done, as opposed to the date of publication. If such date is unknown, the date of publication is given instead. The highest percentage figure in each polling survey is displayed in bold, and the background shaded in the leading party's colour. In the instance that there is a tie, then no figure is shaded. The "Lead" column on the right shows the percentage-point difference between the two parties with the highest figures. When a specific poll does not show a data figure for a party, the party's cell corresponding to that poll is shown empty. The threshold for a party to elect members is 6%.
|5 December 2018 – 16 January 2019||IRI||43.3||2.2||3.3||15.5||1.1||2.2||10.0||14.4||5.6||2.2||27.8||89.0|
|11–23 December 2018||IMAS||35.6||1.2||6.5||20.7||1.6||2.5||0.7||11.0||11.0||6.3||1.1||0.6||14.9||81.1|
|28 November–10 December 2018||ASDM||48.4||3.0||17.9||2.3||9.4||12.8||4.2||2.0||30.4||82.2|
|1-20 November 2018||ASDM||44.1||2.6||15.5||3.1||13.5||14.5||3.9||2.8||29.5||-|
|9-23 November 2018||BOP||45.5||1.0||3.4||15.0||1.6||2.4||0.2||9.9||14.6||5.9||0.2||0.4||30.5||-|
|20 October–9 November 2018||IMAS||36.0||1.7||7.7||20.9||2.0||3.7||1.6||9.4||8.5||6.6||0.7||1.1||15.1||75.2|
|11 September–16 October 2018||IRI||36.5||<1.0||4.6||13.7||1.1||2.3||<1.0||13.7||13.7||4.6||1.1||22.8||87.6|
|1-12 September 2018||ASDM||47.3||2.7||14.5||2.1||13.7||15.4||1.6||2.7||31.9||-|
|26 June–7 July 2018||ASDM||49.7||2.8||13.5||2.5||15.9||11.1||1.2||3.3||33.8||74.9|
|15–28 March 2018||ASDM||50.5||2.9||10.7||0.8||2.6||1.8||8.9||19.3||0.8||0.7||1.1||31.2||73.1|
|7 February–7 March 2018||IRI||43.9||4.9||9.8||2.4||2.4||2.4||4.9||24.4||1.2||2.4||21.5||83.0|
|16 February–6 March 2018||IMAS||38.9||0.8||7.9||16.2||2.0||3.4||3.2||7.3||16.4||3.2||0.5||0.2||22.5||-|
|2–18 January 2018||ASD||50.4||2.3||10.6||1.0||2.0||1.6||5.4||24.1||1.1||0.7||0.7||26.3||-|
|18 November–5 December 2017||BOP||47.6||1.1||4.5||5.1||2.7||4.4||1.4||6.2||22.5||2.9||0.7||0.5||25.1||-|
|20 November–2 December 2017||ASDM||51.2||1.0||2.3||6.9||1.2||2.0||1.9||4.8||25.9||0.7||1.9||25.3||64.3|
|7–29 October 2017||Ziarul Timpul FOP||50.3||1.5||3.7||6.2||1.7||3.2||1.8||4.1||25.9||1.6||-||24.4||88.4|
|23 September–17 October 2017||IRI||34.0||<1.0||4.0||9.0||1.0||2.0||2.0||4.0||23.0||1.5||0.5||11.0||81.0|
|9–20 September 2017||CBS-Axa||51.1||4.5||6.0||1.2||3.9||1.3||5.8||24.1||2.1||27.0||50.8|
|22 June–9 July 2017||IMAS[permanent dead link]||42.3||1.0||6.4||11.7||2.2||5.2||2.2||7.5||19.2||1.3||1.0||23.1||50.8|
|7–25 April 2017||CBS-Axa||52.7||3.7||3.5||1.1||3.7||1.3||6.0||26.6||1.0||0.4||26.1||60.3|
|23 March–17 April 2017||BOP||43.6||0.2||4.3||4.9||1.0||4.1||1.7||6.0||32.2||1.0||1.0||11.4||75|
|10–19 March 2017||Ziarul Timpul FOP||54.2||0.6||2.6||4.3||0.6||2.5||1.4||5.6||28.2||-||26.0||89.3|
|13 February–7 March 2017||IRI||36.0||<1.0||4.0||4.0||<1.0||6.0||1.0||5.0||29.0||4.0||7.0||87|
|18–27 January 2017||CBS-AXA||51.2||4.2||4.3||0.5||3.2||0.9||5.8||28.5||1.5||22.7||63.3|
|2–10 January 2017||ASDM||49.0||1.0||3.5||9.5||1.5||8.0||2.0||12.0||11.0||2.5||37.0||77|
|13 November 2016||Igor Dodon (PSRM) is elected President of Moldova|
|6–16 October 2016||IPP[permanent dead link]||39.0||1.0||4.0||11.5||1.5||11.5||2.5||13.0||14.0||2.0||25.0||67|
|29 September–9 October 2016||Intellect Grup||32.0||1.0||6.5||16.5||2.0||9.0||3.5||13.0||15.5||1.0||15.5||79|
|28 September–5 October 2016||ASDM||34.4||1.9||6.5||11.4||4.0||9.3||5.6||14.3||12.6||-||20.1||-|
|21 September–8 October 2016||CCSM||32.2||1.5||3.2||15.8||2.8||7.9||5.1||11.6||19.8||-||12.4||78.3|
|19–28 September 2016||Intellect Grup||30.6||1.4||7.2||14.4||4.1||10.1||4.2||13.2||15.0||-||15.6||83.5|
|14–25 September 2016||CBS-AXA||35.6||0.7||7.3||13.5||3.2||13.3||3.9||12.7||9.9||-||12.1||82.2|
|1–23 September 2016||IRI||29.0||5.0||12.0||1.0||8.0||3.0||13.0||14.0||1.0||15.0||86|
|2–10 September 2016||ASDM||27.7||2.7||8.7||11.9||5.5||11.5||7.9||10.3||13.8||-||13.8||92.6|
|11–24 June 2016||Intellect Grup||23.0||1.7||11.6||10.9||4.4||15.9||4.9||10.9||16.9||-||6.1||76.9|
|21 May–15 June 2016||FOP||28.7||1.5||8.6||8.0||3.3||13.6||7.2||12.4||16.7||-||12.0||91.5|
|16–23 April 2016||IPP||28.0||0.5||8.0||5.0||2.5||19.0||5.0||14.0||17.5||0.5||9.0||64|
|1–10 April 2016||ASDM||21.0||3.5||7.5||7.5||6.0||14.5||6.5||16.0||9.0||8.5||5.0||84|
|11–25 March 2016||IRI||20.0||2.0||6.0||7.0||2.0||21.0||4.0||12.0||12.0||2.0||1.0||88|
|11–20 March 2016||FOP||24.5||0.5||10.0||7.0||3.0||18.0||7.0||15.0||14.5||0.5||6.5||88|
|10–21 February 2016||ASDM||22.0||3.0||8.0||8.5||7.5||16.5||8.5||17.5||8.5||5.5||78|
|5–13 February 2016||CBS-AXA||21.5||1.0||5.0||7.0||2.0||33.0||6.0||14.0||10.5||-||11.5||60|
|8–16 January 2016||ASDM||23.5||3.0||7.0||9.0||8.0||20.5||9.0||12.5||7.5||3.0||72|
|11–30 November 2015||NDI||21.0||3.0||12.5||5.5||7.0||22.5||10.0||17.0||1.5||1.5||71|
|8 November–1 December 2015||IPP||15.0||2.0||11.0||9.0||7.0||24.0||18.0||10.0||4.0||6.0||67|
|10–18 November 2015||ASDM||22.5||3.5||7.5||9.5||8.0||21.0||9.5||8.5||10.0||1.5||72|
|29 September–21 October 2015||IRI||15.0||3.0||7.0||5.0||5.0||20.0||12.0||7.0||2.0||7.0||76|
|10–18 September 2015||CBS-AXA||20.0||7.5||10.0||6.5||9.5||23.0||10.0||7.0||6.5||3.0||56|
|14 June 2015||Local elections||16.6||18.3||10.2||17.6||12.6||11.1||7.6||0.3||6.0||0.7||49|
|6–18 May 2015||CBS-AXA||28.6||8.7||15.5||6.8||11.7||14.8||14.0||-||13.1||60|
|1–12 April 2015||ASDM||25.5||14.0||15.5||11.5||15.0||8.5||7.5||2.5||10.0||-|
|1–26 March 2015||NDI||17.0||10.0||15.0||11.0||13.0||18.0||17.0||7.0||-||1.0||72|
|22 February–4 March 2015||CBS-AXA||20.8||15.9||20.5||8.2||20.8||9.3||4.4||-||0.0||61|
|30 November 2014||Parliamentary elections||20.5||20.2||17.5||15.8||9.7||16.3||0.3||57|
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|Party of Socialists||441,191||31.15||18||17||35||+10|
|ACUM Electoral Bloc (DA and PAS)||380,181||26.84||14||12||26||New|
|Party of Communists||53,175||3.75||0||0||0||–21|
|Anti-Mafia Popular Movement Party||8,633||0.61||0||–||–||–||0||0|
|Democracy at Home||4,463||0.32||0||0||0||0|
|Party of Regions||3,645||0.26||0||–||–||–||0||New|
|National Liberal Party||3,430||0.24||0||0||0||0|
|Ecologist Green Party||3,249||0.23||0||0||0||0|
|Hope Professionals' Movement Party||2,826||0.20||0||0||0||New|
|People's Will Party||2,705||0.19||0||–||–||–||0||New|
Following the elections, both the Socialist Party and Democratic Party proposed forming a coalition with ACUM, with the PDM also proposing that the post of Prime Minister would go to an ACUM member, despite PDM being the larger party. However, following the promises made during the campaign, ACUM refused both offers.
After the decision, party leaders, Maia Sandu and Andrei Năstase of ACUM, officially invited PSRM to start coalition negotiations. Maia Sandu and Andrei Năstase said that they still rejected coalition negotiations with PDM, but they were willing to negotiate a deal with PSRM.
- Position number on the ballot.
- Supporting the ACUM alliance
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