The presidential election in Romania has won incumbent, Klaus Johannis, with a clear advantage. The 60-year-old came on Sunday to 36.6 percent of the votes, the electoral authority in Bucharest on Sunday after counting of 99.1 percent of the ballots.
He missed, but in order for a victory in the first round of the necessary absolute majority and must be placed to compete in two weeks in a runoff against the second a social Democrat, Viorica Dancila. The politician, who until a week ago, the head of government, came to the partial result with 23.8 percent in second place.
John greeted the result as a clear vote against Dancilas party PSD: "never been, the Romanians have chosen so extensive and so clear against the PSD. For Romania this means a huge step forward," said iohannis on Sunday evening. For the runoff election on 24. November he called on the Romanians: "Come the election, your urges, the PSD permanently set aside."
Dancila was from January 2018 up to a week ago, Prime Minister of Romania, and by a vote of no confidence had been brought down in the Parliament. She represented one of the EU's and St. John's much-criticised judiciary policy, according to critics, corruption, suspicious politicians beneficiary. Her successor, Ludovic Orban, Chairman of the civic party, PNL, which supports the non-party John was.
the fight against cronyism
Iohannis supporters hope that the EU criticised setbacks in the fight against corruption, are now cleared again. In addition, John has promised to fight together with the new government, the cronyism, to improve the infrastructure of the EU to obtain funds and to reform the public services such as health and education.
The turnout was 47,66 per cent below that of the presidential election of 2014, the fraud 52,31 percent. John could benefit from the fact that the information to be more Romanians in cities than in rural areas cast their vote. In Romania, city-dwellers tend to choose more bourgeois-liberal. In contrast, the PSD of Dancila is in the villages traditionally strong.
A record turnout was recorded in the abroad Romanians. 673'073 abroad Romanians cast their vote. Differently than in the past, voting was by postal ballot possible, in addition, was allowed to be chosen abroad, already since Friday. In previous elections, it had come in consulates to riot, because the crowd was so large. (chk/sda)
Created: 11.11.2019, 02:18 PM