Romania to elect president in second round of vote


Romanians are voting to elect their president on Sunday, in a second round of presidential elections.

Official results show that current President Klaus Iohannis from the center-right National Liberal Party (PNL) gained 37% of votes in first round of elections on Nov. 10. Iohannis is also considered the favorite to win in the final second round.

Viorica Dancila from the Social Democrat Party (PSD) was the runner-up, receiving 22% of votes in the first round, and was thus also eligible to contest in the second round.

Romania has around 18 million registered voters and turnout was 47% in the first round.

Initial official results of the elections are expected to be announced at 9.00 p.m. local time (1900GMT).

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