Republic of Moldova
Республика Молдова (Russian), Republica Moldova (Moldovan), Republic of Moldova (English)
Official language: Moldovan
Geography: South East Europe bordering Romania and the Ukraine
Area: 33 846 sq km
Territorial division: 32 rayons, five municipia and two autonomous territories: Gagaouz and Transdniestria further subdivided into communities and townships or residencies.
Population: 3.6 mio (2012)
Area code: +373
Currency: ley (MDL), one ley = 100 ban
Established on 26 April 1990 as a successor of the Supreme Soviet of the Moldovan Soviet Republic. It is the main deliberative and legislative body of the country.
Mandates: MPs are elected for four-year terms through general, equal, free, direct elections with personal and secret ballot. Mandates are open for contest for citizens of over 18 years old.