Parliamentary Elections in Moldova 11 July 2021

30. June 2021

Abstract

Moldova is organising snap parliamentary elections on July 11, 2021, with only two years
having passed from the 2019 elections. In 2020 presidential elections the majority of
Moldovans supported Maia Sandu, who promised to fight corruption and conduct pro-
European reforms. Despite having won the presidential election by a landslide, Sandu has
been left with a hostile parliament, which has left little opportunity for Sandu to enact the
kind of sweeping changes that she promised during her presidential campaign. Therefore,
from the beginning of her presidency she and her party have pushed to organise snap
parliamentary elections. Maia Sandu’s Party of Action and Solidarity (PAS) is leading in
opinion polls and has the best chances to win the election and even majority of seats in
the parliament. The main opposition force, Socialist and Communists electoral alliance is
situated in a strong second position and also has a possible chance to achieve victory if they
conduct a successful electoral campaign, as previously their popularity has been equal to
PAS.

Please read the full analysis by ECEAP Senior Research Fellow Aap Neljas here:

Parliamentary Elections in Moldova 11 July 2021_Aap Neljas