Romanian president is re-elected with two out of three votes

Klaus Iohannis has won a confident victory in Sunday's presidential elections in Romania. Romania's incumbent president, Klaus Iohannis, has been re-elected

Romanian president is re-elected with two out of three votes

Klaus Iohannis has won a confident victory in Sunday's presidential elections in Romania.

Romania's incumbent president, Klaus Iohannis, has been re-elected.

It is clear, for that he on the night of Monday, with 95 percent of the vote counted has achieved just over 63 percent of the vote. It writes the news agency Reuters.

the Winner today is the modern Romania, a european Romania, the normal Romania, says Klaus Iohannis in his victory statement.

The 60-year-old former physics teacher is the leader of the conservative party PNL.

His opponent at Sunday's second and decisive round of the elections, the socialist leader from the party PSD, the former prime minister, Viorica Dancila, has got about 37 percent of the vote.

PSD, which was in power until the parliamentary elections on 4. november, have several times been on a collision course with the EU.

Governments, under the leadership of the PSD has, in the course of the past year tilbagerullet more action against corruption, and it has been met with criticism from Brussels.

Klaus Iohannis became president five years ago and in that period worked against the PSD's attempt to implement reforms in the judiciary and limit judicial independence.

He has received praise from western allies, and from the EU for these efforts.

With the re-election as president Iohannis not only nominate a prime minister and veto the laws passed in parliament.

He can also appoint chefanklagere, who will fight corruption. It writes the AFP news agency.

It is expected he is to do with the backing of the prime minister Ludovic Orban, who three weeks ago became the leader of Romania's minority government.

- Things should begin to return to normal. Both Orban and Iohannis will work together in the same direction, says the 50-year-old teacher Andreea Mihai, who voted earlier in the day, to Reuters.

Turnout was about 50 percent, according to figures from the Romanian electoral commission, according to AFP.

record number of romanians living abroad - 920.000 total - voted in Sunday's elections.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 25 November 2019, 01:00

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