Republic of Moldova

Electoral system*: Proportional representation

Threshold*: a party or socio-political organisation – 6 %; an electoral bloc – 8 %

Frequency of Parliamentary elections: 4 years

Compulsory voting: No

Minimum age for voting*: 18

Minimum age for running*: 18

Quota type: Legislated quota (40%)

Percentage of women candidates*:
National constituency: 41,7% / Single member constituencies: 21,1%

Percentage of women elected*: 39,6%

Percentage of Members of parliament under age 30: 5%

Voter registration: Passive

Voter turnout: 52,3%

(Parliamentary Elections, 11 July 2021)

Voting abroad: Yes

by voting at embassies/consulates/extraterritorial polling stations

E-voting: No

Electoral Management Body (EMB):

Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Moldova

Electoral Training Centre :

Centre for Continuous Electoral Training

Civil Society's Organisation observing elections:


Activities of the Council of Europe in the field of Electoral Assistance in Republic of Moldova:

  • Capacity-building activities
  • Awareness-raising campaigns
  • Support to Domestic Election Observation and Civil Society's Organisations

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe report:

Observation of the early parliamentary elections in the Republic of Moldova (11 July 2021) (Doc. 15356)

VOTA Database (Venice Commission / Mexican Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judiciary - TEPJF):

Legislation and documents of the Venice Commission in the electoral field for the Republic of Moldova

*Information related to Parliamentary Elections or to the lower house of the Parliament