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Moldova’s Electoral Commission unfolds early results

Chisinau, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The Central Electoral Commission of Moldova on Monday confirmed the victory of the ruling Action and Solidarity Party, which obtained 63 of the 101 seats in Parliament.

According to the head of the electoral body, Dorin Cimil, the report was sent to the Constitutional Court for validating July 11 elections.

The Electoral Bloc of Communists and Socialists, with 32, and the socio-political republican movement Equality (with six) entered the legislature as the second political force.

The Constitutional Court (the highest court) has five days to make its decision. The deadline is on July 25.

According to the law of laws, the Court’s president presents in the first session of the parliament the report on the elections’ results and the validation of the mandates of the elected legislators.

Then, the president Maia Sandu addresses legislators in the ceremony headed by the oldest elected parliamentarian until the casting the vote for the executive board.

In the contest a week ago, 17 other parties or alliances did not pass the five percent threshold in the vote to run for lawmakers.

Prior to the elections, several groups warned of unprecedented interference by US and EU representatives in the domestic political processes, claims denied by Cimil.