Tabulation of Results by the Central Electoral Commission
(1) In case of parliamentary, presidential, general local elections and republican referenda, based on the documents received from district electoral councils regarding parliamentary or local elections or referendums, the Central Electoral Commission shall prepare within !ve days minutes that include the following:
a) the number of voters included in the voter lists;
b) the number of voters included in supplementary voter lists;
c) the number of ballots issued to voters; d) the number of voters who voted;
e) the number that reflects the difference between the number of ballot issued and the number of people that voted;
f) the number of ballots declared invalid;
g) the number of valid votes cast for each candidate (or for each question put up for referendum;
h) the total number of valid votes cast;
i) the number of printed ballots.
(2) The Central Electoral Commission shall include the final voting results from the entire country in the minutes, which shall be signed by all members of the Commission, and shall prepare the report on the election results. Copies of the final results minutes shall be given to representatives of the candidates and observers upon request.
(21) In case of disagreement with preliminary voting results, before validation of the results by the competent bodies, candidates may apply to these bodies a request a recount of the votes. A recounting may be ordered by the body entitled to validate the election results based on grounds which affected the results of voting. The distribution of mandates will take place in not more than 7 calendar days from the adoption of the decision on vote counting. The recounting is carried out by the same electoral bodies; the electoral bodies guilty of fraud are replaced. The general procedure of recounting is approved by a decision of the Central Electoral Commission.
(3) In parliamentary and presidential elections the documents mentioned in paragraph (2) shall be submitted to the Constitutional Court for confirmation of elections’ results and validation of mandates for members of Parliament and of the mandate of the President of the Republic of Moldova.