2021 Early Parliamentary Elections. Gender Perspective

2021 Early Parliamentary Elections. Gender Perspective

September 15, 2021

Early Parliamentary Elections were held in Moldova on 11 July 2021 with the participation of 1 477 574 voters or 53.09% of the total number of citizens with voting rights. 23 electoral competitors were running for Member of Parliament’s positions, including 20 political parties, two electoral blocs and one independent candidate. For the first time in the history of the country’s Legislature, 40 women and 61 men MPs obtained seats in Parliament, most women than ever before being elected.

This infographic set represents the Gender Analysis for the 2021 Early Parliamentary Elections, describing the data concerning the following chapters: Electoral Management, Training of Electoral Officials, Election Observation, Electoral Competitors, Voter Participation, Out-of-Country Voting and Voter Participation (Comparative Analysis). The infographic set also comprises the data on the voters’ age and geographical location criteria. It highlights the most active Moldovan and out-of-country localities in terms of voter turnout.

Since 2014, UNDP Moldova has supported the Central Electoral Commission and the Centre for Continuous Electoral Training in developing and presenting the election review from a gender equality perspective. Following each national ballot, the infographic set concerning the number and share of women and men engaged in the electoral process was made public. 

These infographics were produced in the framework of the Project "Enhancing democracy in Moldova through inclusive and transparent elections", implemented by UNDP, with the support of the American people, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).