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Moldova presidential election goes to run-off, opposition leads

Votes at a Moldova's presidential election in Chisinau

CHISINAU (Reuters) – Moldova’s presidential election will go into a run-off after preliminary results on Monday showed that opposition leader Maia Sandu held a small lead over his main opponent, incumbent President Igor Dodon.

The central election commission’s data showed that former Prime Minister Sandu had 36.10%, while Dodon had 32.66% support after the commission counted 99.81% of ballots.

(Reporting by Alexander Tanas; Writing by Pavel Polityuk; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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