Moldova election: Maia Sandu wins vote

Moldova election: Maia Sandu wins vote

Opposition candidate Maia Sandu has won Moldova’s presidential election by defeating the incumbent Igor Dodon.

With almost all the ballots counted, Sandu has won 57.7% of the vote compared to Dodon’s 42.2%.

Sandu, 48, will be the first female President of Moldova. She is a former World Bank economist.

Dodon said on Monday he would concede defeat if the courts find nothing inappropriate occurred in the voting process. “If the courts confirm that everything is ok, then we will put a full stop here,” Dodon said.

“I congratulate her as a precaution,” Dodon said in a speech carried by state news agency Moldpres.

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