05 Nov, 2019

Presidential elections to take place in Romania

Romanians will have the opportunity to elect the country’s new President on 10 November.

This election comes in a period of political instability as, in the last years, the Romanian government led by the Socialist Party (PSD) has adopted a series of controversial legislations that have been considered a danger to the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law. This has provoked a number of protests in the country and last month, the socialist government led by Viorica Dăncilă collapsed and was dismissed following a vote of no confidence.

In these upcoming elections, Dan Barna ­– the party leader of ALDE member USR and the chosen joint candidate of the USR-PLUS alliance – will stand against incumbent President Klaus Iohannis (EPP), who is eligible for another term, and former Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă (PES).

If no candidate gains the majority, a second round is expected to be held on 24 November.

Barna’s programme is focused on ten priorities including a constitutional reform; education; good governance and the defense of democratic values; public order; and a rewrite of the medical system. See the full programme here in Romanian.

You can learn more about Dan Barna here and follow his campaign on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with the hashtags #votezDanBarna #DanBarnaPresedinte and #USRPLUS


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