The Moldovan Constitutional Court has ordered a recount of the votes cast in the snap election held two weeks ago.
Leading members of the Communist party which had lost 6 seats in the election had requested a recount under due to possible electoral fraud. The court agreed to the party’s argumentation as a preliminary screening had shown that voting reports issued by the Central Electoral Commission to the contestants did not match those published on its website. Representatives of the parties of the ‘Alliance for European Integration’ welcomed the recount and declared they were not fearing that this would change the distribution of seats. The pro-European parties had won 59 seats, the communist received 42 seats in the 101-deputy assembly.
Early elections had become necessary after parliament had been unable to elect a new president. Still, neither camp holds the required number of 61 seats to elect a new head of state.