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Iohannis takes a second term after winning the presidential elections in Romania, according to polls

November 25, 2019


Klaus Iohannis, the current president of Romania and a centrist candidate for the second round of the elections held this Sunday in the country, has won a second term after winning the elections, according to the polls at the ballot box.

With 66.5 percent of the support, Iohannis would have overwhelmingly defeated former vice minister Viorica Dancila of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), which would have taken 33.2 percent of the vote.

According to an IRES study, the data presented so far do not include the vote of the Romanians abroad, some ballots that could significantly benefit the leader.

In this regard, the ballot box survey conducted by CURS-Avangarde predicts that Iohannis will get 67 percent of the support against 33 percent of Dancila from those who make up the Romanian diaspora.

Iohannis has made the fight against corruption and Europeanism his flag and has presented himself as a favorite in the second round of the elections.

“Romania has won today. Modern Romania, European Romania, has won today. The Romanians have been the heroes, we have voted mass, and that is the biggest victory today,” said the president.

“I want to make a special mention to the Romanian diaspora, who has also come to vote. It is an important victory, the greatest victory ever achieved against the PSD. (…) I receive it with joy, with gratitude, with modesty and confidence in Romania, “he said before promising that he will be” the president of all Romanians.

In the first round of November 10, Iohannis won 37.82 percent of votes against 22.6 percent of Dancila, but most of the candidates defeated in the first round have asked for the vote in their favor.