The Constitutional Court confirmed today the results of the November 15 presidential election and validated the mandate of the new President of Moldova, Maia Sandu.
The decision is final, cannot be subject to any appeal, and enters into force on December 10, 2020.
During today’s hearing, Igor Dodon’s representative requested to cancel the Constitutional Court meeting, claiming that a case against Maia Sandu regarding the injury to the honor and dignity of candidate Igor Dodon is pending at the Supreme Court of Justice. The Constitutional Court judges rejected the request.
On November 23, the Central Electoral Commission approved the results report of the 2020 presidential election. Then the report went to the Constitutional Court.
According to art. 122 of the Electoral Code, the Constitutional Court confirms or denies the legality of the elections within ten days after receiving the Central Electoral Commission’s report.
On December 9, the Action and Solidarity Party (PAS) announced that Maia Sandu, the President-elect of Moldova, had resigned as a party member and as the party’s leader. According to the law, the president of the country cannot be a member of the party. The Action and Solidarity Party representatives announced the vice-president Igor Grosu to take over the leadership position.
Maia Sandu, the candidate of the Action and Solidarity Party (PAS) for the position of president, obtained the most votes in the second round of the presidential elections, organized on November 15, and will be the first woman president of Moldova.
The final results show that Maia Sandu accumulated 57.75% of the votes, and Igor Dodon 42.25%.