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Romania is condemning the "non-transparent and contrary to democratic practices" way in which the Party of Socialists of Republic of Moldova (PSRM) and the For Moldova Platform, which includes the Sor Party, acted on December 3 in the Moldovan Parliament, blatantly ignoring the massive vote expressed by the citizens of Moldova in the November 15 presidential election.
Romania's Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu participated on Friday in the presentation of the preliminary oral report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on the human rights situation in Belarus and, reiterating in his remarks Romania's concern by the continuous violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms by the authorities in Belarus.
The PNL (National Liberal Party) leader, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban, on Thursday, stated that the parliamentary elections represent a turning point and assured that the exercise of the ballot will be done in the safest conditions to protect health.
The chairman of the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR), Kelemen Hunor, stated, in an interview granted to AGERPRES, that he supports categorically a political government, because the technocratic one was "disastrous", mentioning that he would like a center-right executive.
Noted names of the Romanian politics are opening the lists of candidates for the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies of the Bucharest electoral constituency. Some have done politics and are returning to this year's elections, others are members of the current Parliament and want a new term as a senator or deputy.
An Election to Watch
Dacian Ciolos, former Romania's Prime Minister and EU Commissioner for Agriculture, the leader of the Freedom, Unity and Solidarity Party (PLUS), addresses to supporters during a USR-PLUS alliance rally held in Bucharest, Romania, 07 November 2019. Archive photo: EPA-EFE/ROBERT GHEMENT/small>
Dacian Ciolos, co-chair of the Save Romania Union - Freedom, Unity and Solidarity Party (USR PLUS) said on Wednesday that statements by Bucharest City Mayor Nicusor Dan in support of the National Liberal Party (PNL) are a political choice and that it is important for the alliance, first of all, to implement the agenda that won Dan the local elections.
PSD's (Social Democratic Party) Deputy Chairman Mihai Tudose on Wednesday stated that the Social Democrats hope to get a score of at least 35 per cent in the parliamentary elections, maybe close to 40 per cent after redistribution.
Thursday is the deadline by which the envelopes with the vote of Romanians abroad must reach the vote-by-mail Electoral Bureau, the diplomatic mission or the consular office, and those to arrive after this date will be considered void. A number of 39,244 Romanians settled in over 100 countries opted to vote by mail in the December 6 parliamentary elections.
In the Romanian parliamentary elections after 1989, two voting systems were applied: voting by list and distribution according to the principle of proportional representation (1990-2004 and 2016 elections) and mixed system, in which the vote was uninominal and the distribution of the mandates was of the proportional representation type (2008 and 2012 elections).
Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu participates, December 1-2, in the meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of NATO member states, which will take place in videoconference regime, in the context of the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The president of the PNL (National Liberal Party, ed. n.), Prime Minister Ludovic Orban, said in an interview with AGERPRES that in democracy the prime minister is given by the winning party, saying that the PSD (Social Democratic Party, ed. n.) is the only formation with which the Liberals have clearly decided not to negotiate after the parliamentary election on 6 December.