Romania Ready to Hold Second Round of Presidential Elections

Published November 11th, 2019 - 10:39 GMT
Romania's pro-European President Klaus Iohannis is the favourite to win the first round of the country's election on November 10, 2019, potentially adding to a liberal fightback against the region's prevailing nationalism. (Daniel MIHAILESCU / AFP)
Romania's pro-European President Klaus Iohannis is the favourite to win the first round of the country's election on November 10, 2019, potentially adding to a liberal fightback against the region's prevailing nationalism. (Daniel MIHAILESCU / AFP)
Highlights
Incumbent receives 39% of vote in Sunday’s elections while leader of Social Democratic Party gets 22.5%.

Romania is set to hold a second round of presidential elections later this month as none of the candidates obtained a majority of the votes in Sunday’s polls.

According to a statement by the country’s electoral body, 14 candidates contested for the presidency in the polls, which had a 47% turnout rate.

Some 18 million people are eligible to vote in Romania.

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According to the preliminary results, incumbent President Klaus Iohannis of the center-right National Liberal Party (PNL) received 39% of the vote, while Viorica Dancila, the leader of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), got 22.5%.

The candidates will face each other in a runoff slated for Nov. 24 after they failed to get over 50% in the polls.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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