Voting Has Started In Romania’s Presidential Election

DW: Romania: Iohannis tipped for runoff before second term as president

The polls have opened in Romania with incumbent Klaus Iohannis the favorite to win, but the vote may need to go to a second round. Thirteen others are vying for the presidency; the two main challengers are way behind.

Romanians began voting in their presidential election on Sunday with incumbent Klaus Iohannis likely to need a runoff to secure a second term.

Polls suggest the 60-year-old centrist liberal will receive some 40% support but will lack the absolute majority needed in the first round to guarantee his continued tenure.

That would mean a runoff on November 24 with either of the two other main candidates, the Social Democrats’ (PSD) leader, Viorica Dancila, or center-right Dan Barna from the Save Romanian Union party.

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More News On Romania’s Presidential Election

Romania votes in first round of presidential election — France 24
Romania holds presidential vote, pro-EU candidate favored — AP
Hot Battle For Second In Romania As Incumbent Holds Big Lead In Presidential Election — RFE
Klaus Iohannis poised for victory in Romanian presidential vote — The Guardian/Reuters
Romania Votes For President — VOA
Voting under way in Romania’s presidential election — Al Jazeera

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