The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration (MFAEI) announces that out of the 270 349 ballot papers received by the 100 polling stations abroad, 203 139 (over 75%) remained unused.

In this sense the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to respond to the request of Igor Dodon and Maia Sandu on opening additional polling offices for the diaspora in the second round, on 13th of November.

"We reiterate that the second round of elections is a continuation of the first round, to be held under the same conditions as the first round (with the same electoral councils and based on the same electoral lists). Moreover, we reminde the strict calendar terms prescribed in the electoral law for the establishment of the polling stations (25 days before the election) ... In this context, the diplomatic service will make sustained efforts to inform citizens on the list of the polling stations opened abroad to direct them to the nearest polling station," it said in a press release of MFAEI.

We remind you that after the first presidential election on October 30, Maia Sandu and Igor Dodon requested the opening of several polling stations abroad. Sandu asked for several sections in countries where have been registered queues, and Dodon proposed the opening of 159 polling stations in Russia.