Prime Ministers of Romania
With 99.9 percent of the ballots counted on Monday morning, incumbent President Klaus Iohannis, from the National Liberal Party, PNL, came out on top with 36.6 per cent of the votes in the first round of the Romanian presidential elections.
Social Democratic Party, PSD candidate Viorica Dancila came second with 23.7 per cent, and will now face Iohannis in a run-off on November 24.
National Liberal Party (PNL) candidate in the presidential election, President Klaus Iohannis, garnered in Sunday's ballot a number of 2,256 votes in the diaspora, and Save Romanian Union - Freedom, Solidarity and Unity Party (USR- PLUS) Alliance representative Dan Barna - 2,249 votes, after the count of paper ballots in 51 polling stations abroad.
The People's Movement Party (PMP) candidate in the presidential elections, Theodor Paleologu, described the result obtained by him, according to the first exit-polls, as a very good one for re-establishing the right and center politics in Romania. "The result is good, in the context in which we had no debates in the campaign, we had a Government crisis.
Social Democratic Party (PSD) candidate in the presidential elections Viorica Dancila has stated in Targu-Jiu on Friday, that head of state Klaus Iohannis "is a dictator president, who wants to lead from the stand of the Presidential Administration," but Romanians want a president to respond to their problems and questions. "What we see these days should worry us all.
On September 27, 2019, the Central Electoral Bureau took note of the 14 final candidacies and the electoral signs submitted by political parties, electoral alliances, citizens' organizations belonging to national minorities and independent candidates, and on September 28, the following ballot order was established by registration of the candidates: 1. Klaus- Werner Iohannis, 2.
The Social Democratic Party (PSD) will be the "toughest", "most aggressive" and "best" Opposition party, and the current Power will remain in the collective memory as "the cruelest" and "most incompetent" "Government, said PSD leader Viorica Dancila, on Thursday night.
In one of his first decisions after being confirmed in office by parliament, Romania's new Prime Minister, Ludovic Orban, has proposed two candidates, Siegfried Muresan and Adina Valean, as Romania's options to represent the country on the new European Commission. Its President-elect, Ursula von der Leyen, is expected to choose between them shortly.
Romania needs an active and present president, who does not step in only when crisis strikes, Save Romania Union (USR) presidential hopeful Dan Barna tells AGERPRES in an interview. He adds that if he wins the elections, Romania will have for the first time a president from the private sector, after "two teachers, a book publisher and a ship commander" who came from the public sector.
Social Democratic Party (PSD) Chairwoman Viorica Dancila, the Social Democrats candidate in the presidential election, says President Klaus Iohannis exerted "a form of pressure" placing him "in a conflict of interest situation" through his presence and statements made at the mandate takeover ceremonies at the Justice (MJ) and Interior Ministry (MAI).