Elections

#2019PresidentialElection/Partial results: Iohannis - 65.88%, Dancila - 34.12%

In the November 24 presidential runoff, Klaus Iohannis won 65.88% of the valid votes to his challenger Viorica Danncila's 34.12%, after the count of the votes from 99.67% of the polling stations, Spokesman for the Central Electoral Bureau (BEC) Mircea Preotescu said on Monday.

AEP: The total number of voters on permanent electoral lists is 18,217,411

The Permanent Electoral Authority (AEP) informs that the Electoral Register has been updated both through data imports from the Directorate for Persons' Record and Data Base Administration and from the Passports Directorate General, as well as through persons cross-offs conducted within mayoralties.

#2019PresidentialElection2019/MAE reports completing sending paperwork for presidential runoff voting abroad

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) has completed on Monday the delivery to the diplomatic missions and consular offices of Romania abroad of the materials necessary for voting abroad in the second round of the presidential election.

ASOEE academics issue petition calling for stop to lawlessness

In a joint petition issued on Saturday, 100 academics at the Athens University of Economics and Business (ASOEE), which was the scene of a tense standoff between police and far-left demonstrators last Monday, called for "institutional changes and structured actions aimed at the smooth functioning and upgrading of the Greek state university."

Growing chasm

The biggest challenge facing Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is neither SYRIZA nor the smaller opposition parties nor popular protests. It is the migration crisis, because the issue tends to alienate the New Democracy leadership from the party's traditional base of supporters, local administration officials and deputies. 

#2019PresidentialElection/Gov't to request more electoral bureaus for polling stations

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban said on Monday that the government will request the Central Electoral Bureau to secure the number of members in the electoral bureaus of the polling stations in case the representatives of the political parties that no longer have candidates in the presidential runoff do not show up at the polling station.

#2019PresidentialElection/Voter turnout as of 21:00 hrs: 47.66pct

Voter turnout in Sunday's presidential election as of 21:00hrs was 47.66 percent nationwide, according to the Central Electoral Bureau (BEC) Spokesman Mircea Preotescu. In the urban area, voter turnout was 48.54pct, and in the rural area, 46.49pct. The total turnout, by 21:00hrs, was 8,683,112, with as many as 5,056,941 voters in the urban area and 3,626,171 in the rural area.

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