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.