After winning the elections, Socialist leader Igor Dodon has made these statements:
"I think everyone has understood that we have won this electoral race. I clearly realize the responsibility I have starting today. I realize it’s not going to be easy, but I promise I’ll be everyone’s president: of those willing to be in the EU and of those willing to be next to Russia.”
“I want to address to my political opponent, Mrs. Maia Sandu: I want to congratulate you for a very good result, I want to thank you for a tough, but good race. But now, I very much ask you: let’s calm the tempers down. We don’t need hatred within society.
“Respectable citizens who voted for Maia Sandu, I will take into account all your wishes, everything you believe in. The difference is big. I am ready to discuss it over even tomorrow; we shall not have a divided society.
“The ones from abroad, I respect every one of you, even though you have voted against me, starting from today I am the president of all."
After processing 97.74% of minutes, Dodon garnered 54.7% of ballots. His opponent, PAS leader Maia Sandu scored 45.3% of suffrages.
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