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Former Romanian President Klaus Iohannis Re-Elected in Romania

Former Romanian President Klaus Iohannis won the second round of the Romanian presidential election on Sunday, according to exit polls, AFP reported. His re-election confirmed the pro-European position of the EU's eastern member state, the agency added.

"I promise to be a president for all Romanians ... A modern, European, normal Romania won today," Iohannis said.

Romanian President Iohannis Re-Elected by Large Majority

Incumbent President Klaus Iohannis of the National Liberal Party scored 66 per cent of the vote to secure a second term on Sunday, according to the official count with over 99 per cent of polling stations having declared results.

Political leaders react to Iohannis' re-election

President Klaus Iohannis has won a second term as Romania's president, according to exit poll findings released on Sunday at the closing of the polls by pollsters accredited by the Central Electoral Bureau.

#2019PresidentialElection/Last polling stations abroad close

The voting abroad in the presidential election runoff ended with the closing of the last polling stations on the West Coast of the United States of America and Canada, at 21:00hrs, local (7:00hrs Romania's time).

#2019PresidentialElection/AEP - provisional data (nationwide) - Iohannis - 63%; Dancila - 37%

Klaus Iohannis obtained on Sunday, in the presidential election runoff, 63% of the votes, and Viorica Dancila - 37%, after the count of 8,817,440 votes from polling stations in Romania, representing 97%. According to the Permanent Electoral Authority (AEP), Iohannis obtained 5,562,056 votes (63%), and Viorica Dancila - 3,255,262 (37%).

#2019PresidentialElection/Iohannis: I will get involved in creating new majority

President Klaus Iohannis has announced on Sunday evening that he will be involved in creating a new parliamentary majority. "Now, after this victory, there are many things to do, there are many things to repair. I will get involved in creating a new majority, a majority composed of the democratic parties that will lead Romania to modernization, to Europeanization, to normal Romania.

Balkan Insight’s Week in Pictures

A horse statue of 16th-century King of Bohemia and Hungary Ferdinand I, is silhouetted by the setting sun at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in the city of Oradea in north-west Romania. Photo: EPA-EFE/ZSOLT CZEGLEDI HUNGARY OUT

Romanian President Confident of Clinching Second Term

Centre-right Romania President Klaus Iohannis, who frequently locked horns with the country's previous Social Democrat government, faces former Prime Minister Viorica Dancila in a presidential run-off on Sunday seen as likely to return the incumbent for a second and final term.

ForMin Aurescu underscores importance of strengthening cooperation between Romania and Poland in security

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, had a meeting on Wednesday with his Polish counterpart, Jacek Czaputowicz, on the sidelines of the meeting in Brussels of the foreign affairs ministers from the NATO member states, on which occasion he highlighted the importance of further strengthening cooperation between Romania and Poland in the security area, under the B9 format and Romania-P

ForMin Aurescu, SecState Pompeo discuss forward Black Sea NATO presence

Romania's Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu on Wednesday met US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on the sidelines of a meeting in Brussels of NATO chief diplomats. The two senior officials reviewed the agenda of the NATO ministerial meeting and highlighted the importance of advancing NATO's adaptation process in step with developments in security in the Euro-Atlantic area.