Parliamentary seats after Moldova's elections
The breakdown of seats in Moldova's 101-member parliament, based on more than 98 percent of votes counted. Pro-Europe parties won a combined 53 seats, defeating the ruling Communists with 48:
Communist Party: 48 seats. Party came to power in 2001; leader Vladimir Voronin will step down after serving two four-year terms as president.
Liberal Democratic Party: 17 seats. Pro-European, pro-NATO; considered a party of technocrats.
Liberal Party: 15 seats. Pro-European, pro-NATO; wants closer relationship with Romania. Deputy chairman Dorin Chirtoaca is mayor of Chisinau, the capital.
Democratic Party: 13 seats. Supports Moldova's eventual membership in the European Union - a long-term goal. Party now led by Marian Lupu, who quit senior position in Communist Party in June.
Our Moldova Alliance: 8 seats. Pro-European, pro-NATO; favors closer ties with Romania.