Near-final results from parliamentary elections in Moldova show no party secured a majority, a result that leaves the former Soviet republic in limbo between pro-Western and pro-Russia forces.

With 98 percent of the votes counted early Monday, the broadly pro-Russia opposition Socialists had 31.35 percent, while the pro-European group ACUM had 26.17 percent. The incumbent Democratic Party was trailing in third place with 24 percent.

The governing alliance has lost support over rampant corruption, falling living standards and the erosion of democracy in Moldova, a small landlocked nation between Romania and Ukraine.

Moldova's President Igor Dodon smiles after casting his vote in the country's parliamentary elections in Chisinau, Moldova, Sunday, Feb. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Moldova’s President Igor Dodon smiles after casting his vote in the country’s parliamentary elections in Chisinau, Moldova, Sunday, Feb. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

President Igor Dodon forecast another election in the coming months, and an inconclusive outcome could lead to instability.

Dodon and pro-Europe leader Maia Sandu have warned of demonstrations if Sunday’s vote is shown to be marred.

An elderly woman with cloth wrapped around her shoes to prevent her from slipping on ice walks after casting her vote in Chisinau, Moldova, Sunday, Feb. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
An elderly woman with cloth wrapped around her shoes to prevent her from slipping on ice walks after casting her vote in Chisinau, Moldova, Sunday, Feb. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
Vladimir Plahotniuc, the leader of the Democratic Party, attends a press statement in Chisinau, Moldova, Sunday, Feb. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Vladimir Plahotniuc, the leader of the Democratic Party, attends a press statement in Chisinau, Moldova, Sunday, Feb. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Vladimir Plahotniuc, the leader of the Democratic Party, leaves after giving a press statement in Chisinau, Moldova, Sunday, Feb. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Vladimir Plahotniuc, the leader of the Democratic Party, leaves after giving a press statement in Chisinau, Moldova, Sunday, Feb. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Vladimir Plahotniuc, the leader of the Democratic Party, gives a press statement in Chisinau, Moldova, Sunday, Feb. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Vladimir Plahotniuc, the leader of the Democratic Party, gives a press statement in Chisinau, Moldova, Sunday, Feb. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Maia Sandu, leader of the ACUM opposition alliance, exits a voting cabin in Chisinau, Moldova, Sunday, Feb. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
Maia Sandu, leader of the ACUM opposition alliance, exits a voting cabin in Chisinau, Moldova, Sunday, Feb. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)