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    Moldovan Presidential Candidate Dodon Says Still Hopes to Win in 1st Round

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    Socialist Party candidate Igor Dodon does not lose hope to win in the first round of the presidential elections in Moldova, according to his statement at the press conference.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Moldovan Central Election Commission, 94.2 percent of the votes have been looked at, with Dodon leading at 49.51 percent and his main opponent Maia Sandu in the second place with 37.22 percent.

    "I still have a good fighting chance to win in the first round. Not all ballots have been counted yet," Dodon said.

    Despite the significant advantage, Dodon is currently below the fifty percent of the votes plus one threshold necessary to win the election in the first round.

    The Moldovan presidential elections took place on October 30.

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