The Action and Solidarity party took the lead in the number of elected mayors throughout the country. However, it should be noted that in 11 municipalities this party failed to achieve victory.
In the second phase of the elections, the struggle for power raged in four administrative centres. In two of them, independent candidates won, as reported on ziua.md.
Moldova’s second most populous city, Balti, saw the victory of Our Party candidate Alexandru Petcov, who won 59.63 per cent of the vote in the second round. This was in contrast to Socialist Maxim Morosanu, who collected 40.34%.
Edinians also witnessed an intense struggle, where Constantin Cojocari from LOC defeated the PSRM representative Oleg Sanduleac with 51.64 per cent against 48.36 per cent.
In Ungheni, PAS suffered a significant defeat, as the independent candidate Vitalie Vrabie defeated the representative of the ruling party Dionisie Ternovski with 57.58 per cent against 42.42 per cent.
Another municipality where the independent candidate won was Comrat, the administrative centre of the autonomous district of Gagauzia, where Serghei Anastasov collected 58,52%.
In the remaining 7 municipalities, the mayoral elections ended in the first round: Ion Ceban (MAN) in Chisinau, Nicolae Dandis (independent) in Cahul, Lilia Pilipecchi (PSRM) in Soroca, Tatiana Cociu (FASM) in Orhei, Alexandru Botnari (PROM) in Hincesti, Valentina Casian (independent) in Straseni and Anatol Topal (independent) in Ceadir-Lunga.