1996 Moldovan presidential election

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1996 Moldovan presidential election

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  Petru Lucinschi 2000.jpg Mircea Snegur, March 2012-2.jpg
Nominee Petru Lucinschi Mircea Snegur
Party Independent PCRM
Popular vote 919,831 782,933
Percentage 54.0% 46.0%

President before election

Mircea Snegur
PCRM

Elected President

Petru Lucinschi
Independent

Presidential elections were held in Moldova on 17 November 1996, with a second round on 1 December.[1] Whilst incumbent President Mircea Snegur received the most votes in the first round, he was defeated in the second by Petru Lucinschi.[2]

Results[edit]

Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Mircea Snegur Party of Rebirth and Conciliation of Moldova 630,652 38.8 782,933 46.0
Petru Lucinschi Independent 430,836 27.7 919,831 54.0
Vladimir Voronin Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova 159,393 10.2
Andrei Sangheli Democratic Agrarian Party of Moldova 147,555 9.5
Valeriu Matei Party of Democratic Forces 138,605 8.9
Marina Leviţchi Independent 33,115 2.1
Anatol Plugaru Independent 28,159 1.8
Iuliana Gorea-Costin Independent 9,926 0.6
Veronica Abramciuc Independent 6,619 0.4
Invalid/blank votes 76,801 45,375
Total 1,634,661 100 1,748,139 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,399,156 68.1 2,441,074 71.6
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1330 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1343