Romania choses a President


Romania goes to the polls today in the second round runoff to elect its next President to replace President Traian Băsescu who has completed two terms and is not eligible to stand again.

The centre-left Prime Minister, Victor Ponta, is the most likely candidate to win. In the first round he took 40.44% of the vote whilst his rival Klaus Iohannis, currently the Mayor of Sibiu and representing the centre-right Christian-Liberal Alliance took 30.37% of the vote.

There are 18,281,625 registered voters for this election and turnout in the first round was 53.17%. There are18,550 polling stations which will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. local time. There are a further 294 polling stations in other countries for the 530,000 Romanians living abroad.

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