In Moldova started a constitutional referendum

in Moldova on Sunday, 5 September, began a referendum, which passed the introduction of direct popular election of the president, "Interfax" reports.In Moldova, on Sunday, 5 September, began a referendum, which passed the introduction of direct popular election of the president, "Interfax" reports.

for holding a referendum created in 2035 polling stations, including 78 abroad.Land will be open from 07:00 to 21:00 local time (08:00 to 22:00 Moscow time).The lists for the voting included 2,660,000 440 voters.

Currently the president of Moldova selected MPs - to elect a candidate must obtain at least two-thirds of the votes.Elect the President was unable to Parliament have two convocations.Acting head of the country since September 2009 is Mihai Ghimpu.

In May 2009, the opposition, which was then in the minority, tore approval of the candidacy of Zinaida Greceanii, put forward for the post of President of the Party of Communists.After that, the country held new elections to the Parliament, which resulte

d in the Communist Party lost its majority in the legislature of Moldova.On the president was nominated representative of the new ruling coalition, the Democratic Party leader Marian Lupu, however, now the opposition did not have enough votes for his election.

decision to hold a referendum on the introduction in the country of direct popular election of the president of Moldova was adopted by Parliament in July 2010.The referendum in which the citizens of Moldova will have to answer the question: "Do you support the constitutional changes that will elect the president by popular vote" to be declared valid in the event that at least one third of voters will take part in the vote.Amendments to the constitution will be adopted if they vote for at least half the voters who participated in the referendum.

If citizens give a negative response, the Moldovan parliament will be dissolved and re-convened and presidential elections will be held for the previous scenario.Moldovan Communist Party called on its supporters to boycott the referendum.