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#2019PresidentialElection/Dancila: I voted for Romania of welfare and guaranteed rights

Social Democratic Party (PSD) candidate in the presidential elections Viorica Dancila said she voted for "a Romania of welfare and guaranteed rights." "I voted for a Romania of welfare, a Romania of guaranteed rights, a secure and dignified Romania, where Romanians should not live in fear of the next day, of not having what to put on the table, of not having money for medicines or bills.

#2019PresidentialElection/Polling stations open to over 18 million voters

The polling stations for the presidential election opened on Sunday to more than 18 million Romanian voters. Nationwide, there are 18,748 polling stations. According to the Permanent Electoral Authority (AEP), the total number of voters registered with the permanent electoral lists is 18,217,156 for this election.

#2019PresidentialElection/Over 207,000 Romanians turn out to vote abroad, until 18:00

Over 207,000 Romanians turned out to vote abroad until Saturday at 18:00. This number adds to the approximately 25,200 Romanians in the Diaspora who voted by correspondence. Thus, until the evening of the second day of ballot in the Diaspora, a total number of over 232,000 Romanians have voted, according to the Central Electoral Bureau portal.

#2019PresidentialElection/ Over 138,000 Romanians at ballot boxes abroad, until 14:00

Over 138,000 Romanians have turned out to vote abroad until Saturday, at 14:00. As a first, this year Romanians abroad have three days at their disposal to elect Romania's President at the ballot boxes in 835 polling stations. On Friday, they could vote between 12:00 and 21:00, local time, and on Saturday and Sunday they can vote between 7:00 and 21:00, local time.

Fitch Affirms Romania at 'BBB-'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Romania's Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'BBB-' with a Stable Outlook, according to a Friday release of the credit ratings and research agency. Romania's Country Ceiling was affirmed at 'BBB+', Short-Term Foreign-Currency IDR affirmed at 'F3' and Short-Term Local-Currency IDR affirmed at 'F3', according to the release.

#2019PresidentialElection/MAE: First day of abroad voting ends in 777 polling stations

The first day of voting abroad in the presidential elections ended in 777 polling stations in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, and until 23:00 (Romania's time) a number of 77,130 Romanian citizens had exercised their right to vote, according to the data supplied by the Central Electoral Bureau, informs the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE).

ForMin Aurescu, Ambassador Klemm meet to discuss Strategic Partnership between Romania and United States

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, had a meeting on Friday with the US Ambassador to Bucharest Hans Klemm, and with Terri Sewell, a member of the House of Representatives of the US Congress, elected in Alabama, on which occasion they discussed about the Strategic Partnership between Romania and the United States and the new Romanian Government's firm commitment to continue to earmark

#2019PresidentialElection/Iohannis: I traveled the country a lot, more than some who have been recently on tour

President Klaus Iohannis stated in Ramnicu Valcea on Friday that most of the meetings he attended in the presidential elections campaign weren't party meetings, but meetings with the Romanians. "I traveled the country a lot, more than some who have been recently touring the country and accuse me that I have never been [across the country]. I know Romania very well, I know Romanians very well.