The election in the self-proclaimed state, also known as the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (PMR), took place Sunday.
"According to results of the election, Vadim Krasnoselsky got a bit more than 62 percent of votes. His main opponent Yevgeny Shevchuk – 28 percent," the electoral commission told RIA Novosti.
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.