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The candidate of the Save Romania Union - Freedom, Solidarity and Unity Party Alliance (USR-PLUS Alliance), Dan Barna, voices his optimism about the result of Sunday's vote in the presidential election and states that the final score is not given by the exit polls, but by "the counting of votes." "We have seen the results of the exit polls, they are encouraging results, we remain positive and c
Mircea Diaconu, who runs for President as independent with the support of the "Un Om" electoral alliance made of the Alliance of Democrats and Liberals (ALDE) and Pro Romania, said upon leaving the polling station at the "Ion Neculce" National College in Bucharest that he has voted for "a President of all Romanians".
The servicemen of the 'Black Eagles' Battalion have voted in Kandahar - Afghanistan, the Ministry of National Defense announced in a Facebook post. "They are the best ambassadors of Romania abroad. They are doing their duty far away from the country at the Kandahar Air Base.
Romania won five medals, one gold, two silver and two bronze, on Saturday at the 63rd edition of the Balkan Cross Country Championships in Berane, Montenegro, according to the website of the Romanian Athletics Federation. The only gold medal went to the junior women's team, made up of Madalina Sarbu, Angela Olenici, Helen Pacurariu Nagy, and Georgiana Simion.
More than 414,000 Romanians voted in the Diaspora until 2:00 pm, in the third day of the presidential election, plus 25,200 who voted by correspondence.
After 2-3 years of taking to the streets, people understood that their vote does count, the massive turnout in the first part of the day showing that the part of our society wanting the modernisation of Romania is making itself heard and it becomes efficient through vote, the PLUS (Liberty, Unity, Solidarity Party) leader Dacian Ciolos said in Brasov on Sunday.
Alternative for National Dignity (ADN) candidate running for president Catalin Ivan has cast his vote on Sunday on the additional rolls of Polling Station No.50 set up at the "Vasile Alecsandri" High School in Iasi, mentioning that he voted for an alternative to the current political class. "Like any citizen of this country, I exercised my right to vote.
ALDE (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats) leader Calin Popescu-Tariceanu said on Saturday that, for the first time in the past 30 years, the presidential election unfolded "perfectly anonymously, without an election campaign," which represents "a serious democratic deficit in Romania." "Fort the first time after 30 years we have witnessed elections that basically unfolded perfectly anonymously,
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.
People's Movement Party (PMP) candidate in today's presidential election Theodor Paleologu says that he voted for a "Romania of respect," adding that the Romanians should demand respect from those who govern them.
USR leader Dan Barna, the candidate of the USR-PLUS (Save Romania Union - Liberty, Unity, Solidarity Party) Alliance in the presidential elections, stated he voted for a change and that he is very optimistic about the result. "I have voted today for a change, for a Romania that will start changing right now, and not five years or ten years from now.
Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) national leader and presidential candidate Kelemen Hunor in today's election said on Sunday at Carta, Harghita County, that he voted for Romania's future, for respect and for trust. "I came today to vote; I voted for the future of Romania, for respect and for trust.
Speaker of the Deputies' Chamber Marcel Ciolacu stated, upon exiting the polling station, that he voted "in hope of a much better and peaceful Romania," adding that he hopes for the voter turnout to exceed 50 percent.
The National Liberal Party (PNL) presidential candidate in today's election, incumbent President Klaus Iohannis, said on Sunday he voted for "normal Romania". "Today is an extremely important day to Romania, and I admit as much for me. I voted for normal Romania. I wish Romania an excellent future and I hope to receive confirmation today that many Romanians want the same thing.
Prime Minister Ludovic Orban on Sunday urged Romanians to vote, underscoring that it is a fundamental right which allows every Romanian citizen to decide what happens to his/her country and in what direction the country should be heading.