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Pro-EU candidate Sandu leads in Moldova presidential election run-off - exit poll

Maia Sandu, opposition candidate and former Prime Minister, walks to cast her ballot at a polling station during the second round of a presidential election in Chisinau, Moldova November 15, 2020. REUTERS/Vladislav Culiomza

CHISINAU (Reuters) - Opposition candidate Maia Sandu, who favours closer ties with the European Union, was ahead in the second round of Moldova’s presidential election on Sunday, according to exit polls that put her on 54.8% of votes compared to 45.2% for incumbent Igor Dodon.

Reporting by Alexander Tanas; writing by Pavel Polityuk; editing by Matthias Williams

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