Transnistrian legislative election, 2015

Transnistrian legislative election, 2015
29 November 2015 (2015-11-29)

All 43 seats to the Supreme Council
22 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 48.3%[1]
  First party Second party Third party
Leader Mikhail Burla Dmitry Soin, Aleksandr Gorelovskiy Oleg Khorzhan
Party Renewal Proriv PCP
Leader since 2012
Last election 25 1 1
Seats won 33 1 1
Seat change Increase8 Steady Steady

  Fourth party
Leader Tatiana Turanskaya
Party Independent
Leader since 2013
Last election 16
Seats won 8
Seat change Decrease8

Speaker before election

Mikhail Burla

Elected Speaker

Vadim Krasnoselski

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Legislative elections were held in Transnistria on 29 November 2015, alongside municipal elections.[2]

Electoral system

The 43 seats of the Supreme Council are elected in single-member constituencies using first-past-the-post voting.


A total of 138 candidates contested the elections.[3]


Overall turnout was 48.3%, with the Camenca District reporting the highest turnout of 54.0%. The lowest turnout was in the city of Bender, with a turnout of only 42.7%.[1][4]

Renewal won 33 out of 43 seats in the Supreme Council, maintaining their status as a majority government.[5] Mikhail Burla, the leader of Renewal, was re-elected in constituency #34,[6] as was Oleg Khorzhan, the leader of the Pridnestrovie Communist Party, in constituency #40 (Tiraspol).[6]

On 23 December 2015, Vadim Krasnoselski, who was elected in constituency #7, was elected Speaker.[7]


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