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

Maia Sandu, opposition candidate and former Prime Minister, visits a polling station during a presidential election in Chisinau
Maia Sandu, opposition candidate and former Prime Minister, visits a polling station during a presidential election in Chisinau

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)