The electoral process concluded at the polling station set up in Auckland, New Zealand, with 191 Romanians who voted, during the three days, for Romania's next President, according to the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE). The polling station in Auckland was the first to open in the Diaspora, on Friday, at 1:00hrs, Romania's time, and closed on Sunday, at 10:00hrs Romania's - local time 21:00hrs.
A polling station in Germany could not open on Friday, on the first day of the presidential election for Romanians abroad, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) reported on Friday.
Five of the six polling stations in Australia for the election of the President of Romania opened on Friday at 12:00 hrs local time (3:00 hrs Romanian time) in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide, followed by the Perth section.
Voting in the Diaspora has begun in New Zealand, the polling station in Auckland being the first one opened, out of the 835 set up for the presidential elections. As a first, this year Romanians abroad have three days to cast a vote at the ballot boxes.
Romanians abroad will have three days and 835 polling stations at their disposal to vote in the presidential election, starting this Friday. Thus, the polling stations abroad will be open between 12.00 pm and 9.00 pm on Friday, local time, and between 7.00 am and 9.00 pm on Saturday and Sunday, local time.
The Minister for Romanians Abroad Natalia-Elena Intotero had a meeting with representatives of the Romanian community of Brisbane, Australia, who indicated their interest in keeping cultural and linguistic ties with Romania and the initiative of the Ministry of Romanians Abroad (MRP) to distribute folk costumes, provide educational support in Romanian and student camps.
The number of Romanian tennis players on the main draw of the women's singles event of the French Open 2018, the second grand slam tournament of the year, reached six, as Alexandra Dulgheru won Friday in the last round of qualifications.
Dulgheru, 28, world number 160, defeated German Tamara Korpatsch, 23, world number 145, 6-1 5-7 7-6 (7) after two hours and 46 minutes.
Two-time America’s Cup winner Jimmy Spithill has joined Italian syndicate Luna Rossa ahead of the next regatta in Auckland in 2021, the team announced March 14.