TIRASPOL (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the commission declared Sunday's election valid after it passed the 25 percent turnout mark.
"A total 59.16 percent of voters took part in the elections… For us, this is a good result. Tiraspol saw the highest turnout," Gorodetskaya said.
Transnistria, a region with a predominantly ethical Russian and Ukrainian population, broke away from the Soviet Republic of Moldova in 1990, fearing the country might seek to reunify with neighboring Romania. The move triggered a war that ended in a ceasefire in July 1992, but the conflict has remained unresolved. Russian peacekeepers have been preserving peace in the region, along with their Moldovan and Transnistrian counterparts.