M.Timofti received 62 votes, 61 being necessary for election. The Communist Party, which has 39 of the 101 seats in parliament, boycotted the vote.
Moldova was without a president since the spring of 2009. Since then, no political force has disposed of the majority needed to elect a president.
Nicolae Timofti, 63, has worked all his life in the judicial system in Moldova. Since 1996, he served as President of the Association of Judges of Moldova. In March 2011, M.Timofti became president of the Higher Judicial Council.
M.Timofti’s candidacy was put forward by the Alliance for European Integration.