Over 50% of the Romanians entitled to vote have went to polls for the European elections. The National Liberal Party (PNL) has won elections, with 27.28%, according to the latest vote count in 96.3% of the polling stations in Romania and in Diaspora.
The Social Democrat Party (PSD) has ranked second with 23.23%, closely flanked by USR-PLUS Alliance 2020, with 22.10%.
However, percentages can be slightly amended, depending on the final results coming from the polling stations abroad.
After counting 98.92% votes from Romania:
2. PSD: 23.17%
3. USR-PLUS: 21.54%
4. ProRomânia: 6.63%
5. PMP: 5.67%
6. UDMR: 5.50%
7. ALDE: 4.22%
After counting 34.4% votes from Diaspora, the ranking looks like that:
Therefore, PNL will take 10 MEP seats, PSD and USR-PLUS 8 each, while Pro Romania, PMP and UDMR, 2 each.
PNL: 10 mandates
Siegfried Vasile Mureșan
PSD: 8 mandates
USR-PLUS: 8 mandates
Dacian Julien Cioloș
Former technocrat PM Dacian Cioloș is expected to withdraw and in this case Gheorghe Dan Vlad will take over the 8th mandate.
PMP: 2 mandates
UDMR: 2 mandates
Pro România: 2 mandates
Former SocDem PM Victor Ponta is also expected to withdraw and his seat is to be taken over by another former PSD premier, Mihai Tudose.