Moldova – Election of Maia Sandu as President

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France congratulates Maia Sandu on her election as President of Moldova in the runoff held on November 15. It applauds the active participation of every segment of the population in this election, which resulted in a woman being elected to this office for the first time and illustrates the country’s democratic vitality.

This result reflects a clear political choice by the citizens of Moldova in favor of developing a stable, prosperous Moldova. France and its European partners will stand by its side to support it in the implementation of reforms strengthening the rule of law and the fight against corruption. It hopes that this new political configuration will also help deepen relations between France and Moldova over the long term in the political, economic and cultural spheres, as well the linguistic arena through their common membership in the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie.