Prime Minister Maia Sandu exercised her right to vote. The chief of the cabinet wished honest people for the the position of mayor.
"I hope the necessary effort to purge the state and to build institutions that function in the interests of the citizen could be continued. I wish honest people were elected today as mayor, brave people, that could foil all corruption schemes, and professional people, who know how to solve citizens' problems.
There are many issues and that it is necessary to continue the effort to cleanse the institutions, both at central level and at local level, of corruption, of irresponsible people, who have misappropriated public assets and created the problems with which, people in the municipality of Chisinau, as well as in other settlements, are dealing today.
I want to ensure that the municipal budget is used correctly, in the interests of the citizens. I want to carry out projects regarding parking management, sustainable road repairs, projects to make the city more beautiful.
I want to urge citizens to come today to the polls. It is also highly important in the municipality of Chisinau and in other settlements where the second round of local elections is held that we go to the polls and decide our destiny,” declared the prime minister.
President of Parliament Zinaida Greceanîi also cast her vote.
"This time I voted for a mayor who would straighten things out in Chisinau, so that we could be proud of our capital. I call on everyone to come and cast the ballot, to vote for a good manager of Chisinau. The choice of voters is very important", said Zinaida Greceanîi.
President Igor Dodon urged the citizens to make a rational vote.
"Put your emotion aside because it's the emotion that plunges the country into this situation. Look at our city Chisinau, this results from the previous votes", said the president.
The second round of local elections takes place on Sunday, November 3, in the 384 localities of Moldova, where no candidate for mayor has obtained more than half of the valid votes.
The voting procedure started at 07:00 and ends at 21:00.