The Parliament decided on May 21 that the presidential elections will be organized on November 1, 2020.
On May 21, the Parliament voted for the presidential elections to be organized on November 1, 2020. Out of the 98 deputies present at the meeting, 50 deputies voted for.
During the meeting, a deputy from the Action and Solidarity Party, Sergiu Litvinenco, submitted an amendment. He proposed that the date of the presidential election be October 25, 2020. However, the amendment was not supported. Iurie Reniță, Dignity, and Truth Party Platform deputy also proposed the date of the presidential elections to be October 25, 2020.
Information note of the draft law:
„In accordance with the provisions of art.109 of the Electoral Code, elections for the position of President of Moldova shall take place at least 30 days and at most 60 days before the expiration of the term of office of the incumbent President. (3) The Parliament establishes the date of elections for the position of President of Moldova at least 60 days before the election day. President Igor Dodon’s term in office expires on December 23, 2020.
In this regard, the Parliament is to set the date for the election of the President of Moldova. Thus, it is proposed that by the decision of the Parliament to be established the day of November 1, 2020 – the day of the elections of the President of Moldova.”
On May 11, Dodon proposed that the ordinary presidential elections in the autumn of this year be held on November 1, 2020. Also on the same day, the Socialist Party announced that the draft decision in this regard had been submitted to Parliament.