Republic of Moldova
Note: In the parliamentary election held on November 30, 2014, the newly formed Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova led the balloting with 20.5 percent of the vote, securing 25 seats in parliament. The remaining seats were distributed as follows: the Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova, 23; the Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova, 21; the Democratic Party of Moldova, 19; and the Liberal Party, 13. As of early January 2015, a new ruling coalition had yet to be announced.
Political Status: Formerly the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic, a constituent republic of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; declared independence as the Republic of Moldova on August 27, 1991; became sovereign member of the Commonwealth of Independent States on ...