Bucharest, Klaus Iohannis was elected as Romanian President for a second term in the presidential election on Sunday, after he defeated his rival, Social Democrat and former Prime Minister Viorica Dancila.
“It’s an important victory, the most categorical victory ever obtained against the Social Democratic Party (PSD),” said Iohannis from the headquarters of the National Liberal Party (PNL), which he heads, just after the exit polls foreshadowed his triumph with more than 66 per cent of the votes.
“I accept this victory with joy, with modesty and with confidence in Romania,” Efe news quoted Romania’s President as saying.
With 94 per cent of the precincts reporting, Iohannis obtained 62.8 per cent of the vote to Dancila’s 37.1 per cent, according to figures published by the Central Election Office.
The president said that he was not “at war with the PSD voters, but rather with the PSD,” a party that has been tainted by corruption allegations but that has dominated the political scene in recent years and has been harshly criticized both within the country and from abroad...