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French presidential elections exit-polls: Centrist Macron to face far-right leader Le Pen in May 7 runoff

Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are set to race in a May 7 runoff for the French presidency after ranking first and second in Sunday’s first round of voting, exit-polls show. Macron, a pro-European Union former ...

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DNA requests prosecution against Titus Corlatean for preventing voting in Diaspora at 2014 presidential elections

The National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) has announced Monday morning in a statement that the DNA chief prosecutor has asked the Prosecutor General to notify the Senate on the beginning of Titus Corlatean’s prosecution in the file of Diaspora vote in ...

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EC takes stand on Diaspora vote

European Commission trusts that Romanian authorities will investigate complaints on Diaspora vote in the run-off election, EC spokesperson Margaritis Schinas said on Monday, adding that free and correct elections represent a must have of the EU democratic values. “We trust ...

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Returns: Iohannis – 54.50 percent, Ponta – 45.49 percent

Klaus Iohannis got 54.50 percent in the runoff election on Sunday, while Victor Ponta was voted by 45.49 percent of the Romanians, shows returns after centralization of 99.07 percent of the votes. About six million persons voted ACL candidate, while ...

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Higher runoff turnout: 62,04 pc compared to 48,89 pc in the first round

Unexpected turnout in the runoff at national level but also in Diaspora. Romanians were eager to elect their new head of state. Nationwide, almost 11 million voters, representing 62,04 per cent of people enlisted on the electoral rolls, went to ...

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President Basescu calls Romanians to go to polls

President Traian Basescu held a press conference on Friday evening at the Cotroceni Palace. “I call on all good faith Romanians to come to vote on Sunday and not to let their country be robbed by a group of demagogues ...

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Run-off election: All eyes set on Diaspora vote

800,000 ballot papers sent to the polling stations abroad. Last preparations for the voting process in the polling stations abroad on Sunday are under way, with incidents, discontents and appeals making no exception. Standing firmly by its previous decision not ...

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Fresh homestretch electoral giveaways and stressing to influence voters

New pressures and giveaways to influence the runoff voting have been reported in the Romanian media the ongoing week before the last face-off. The National Anti-corruption Direction even took notice of one of these cases, following “Gandul” online daily covered ...

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