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Progressive Pod on Romania Elections

By Maria Freitas / 10 December, 2019

The first and second round of the presidential elections in Romania reconfirmed incumbent President Klaus Iohannis of the Liberal National Party (PNL) for a second mandate. PNL secured 66% of the vote and was followed by the Social Democrat Party (PSD) with 34%. The story of the country’s 2019 election...

Towards a restart of Romanian social democracy

By Victor Negrescu / 10 December, 2019

The Romanian social democrats, the party of the many, like it was once called, with more than half a million members, simply couldn’t convince its traditional voters to participate and get involved at the elections. In the same time, they couldn’t manage to build alliances with the other parties. Isolated,...

What is left after the Romanian presidential elections?

By Ruxandra Ivan / 9 December, 2019

The Romanian political scene is going through defining moments, which started with the euro-parliamentary elections in May and continued with the Presidential elections that were held on November 10 and November 24. It is likely get ever more intense with the local and parliamentary elections next year. In this context,...

The 2019 Romanian presidential elections: a defeat for social democrats and for social justice

By Ramona Coman / 7 December, 2019

Former Prime Minister and President of the Social Democrat Party (PSD), Viorica Dăncilă, scored below any expectations. Beyond the worst electoral outcome for the party since 1989 (34%), Social democrats are defeated in a country which is in a great need of social justice and adequate social policies. In Romania, according...

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