Romanian presidential election, 2019

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Reports, analyses and information relating to the presidential election held in Romania in November 2019.

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The first round of the presidential election was held on 11 November 2019 and the second round on the 24.

13 candidates were in races for the first round of the election. Incumbent Klaus Iohannis of the liberal-conservative PNL and ex-prime minister Viorica Dăncilă of the social democratic PSD won the first round  with 36,6 percent and 23,8 percent respectively.

The election was fought amid resentment over judicial reforms implemented by the PSD and seen to benefit their politicians. The PSD former leader Liviu Dragnea was notably jailed on corruption charges in May and the PSD-led government also collapsed in a no-confidence vote in October.

The electoral results largely confirmed the forecast as Klaus Iohannis won a second term by a landslide.

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Romania Insider, 07/11/2019: Romania presidential elections 2019: Three challengers fight for a second round with incumbent president
Reuters, 10/11/2019: Incumbent Iohannis wins Romania's presidential vote, will face runoff
Politico, 11/11/2019: Romania’s president and ex-PM make it to 2nd round of presidential election
Euractiv, 11/11/2019: Romania’s Iohannis on top in first-round presidential vote
Romania Insider, 20/11/2019: Former PM says she will be Romania’s president starting Monday, refuses to answer question in English
Romania Insider, 20/11/2019: President: Without me, the rule of law in Romania would have been broken
Politico, 24/11/2019: Romanian President Iohannis set to win a second term
The Guardian, 24/11/2019: Romanian centrist president re-elected by a landslide
Deutsche Welle, 24/11/2019: Romania reelects President Klaus Iohannis
Romania Insider, 24/11/2019: Romania’s PSD leader, not willing to step down from party helm after major defeat in presidential elections
Euractiv, 25/11/2019: Pro-European Iohannis re-elected as Romanian president

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