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Posted by: Rusica Viorica

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11 Nov. 2019 / 09:39

Presidential Elections 2019 in Romania: Who are the candidates who will face the second round of elections

Romania's incumbent President Klaus Iohannis won the first round of a presidential election on Sunday, and is likely to face opposition Social Democrat leader and former prime minister Viorica Dancila in a November 24 runoff, Radio Moldova reports.

According to preliminary results presented by the Permanent Electoral Authority of Bucharest, in the first round Klaus Iohannis obtained 36.6% of the votes, and Viorica Dăncilă - 23.8%. These were followed by the candidate of USR-PLUS Dan Barna with 13.9%.

In total, over eight million 683 thousand voters participated, with a voter turnout of 47.66%, lower than in the first round of the 2014 presidential elections (52.3%).

The voter turnout is over 675 lei in the diaspora. In Moldova, 43,307 people with Romanian citizenship voted, of which almost half in the 12 polling stations opened in Chisinau.

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