Exit polls: Romanian ruling alliance set for majority
Exit polls from Romania’s parliamentary election are giving the ruling center-left ruling alliance a clear victory in Sunday’s vote.
Two polls indicate Prime Minister Victor Ponta’s ruling Social-Liberal Union was expected to take about 57 percent of the vote. President Traian Basescu’s Right Romania Alliance was trailing at a distant second with close to 19 percent.
The two candidates have been locked in a personal feud since Mr. Ponta tried and failed to impeach Mr. Basescu in July. Mr. Basescu has hinted that he might refuse to re-appoint Mr. Ponta, regardless of who wins the election.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe monitored Sunday’s vote.
Romania’s ruling coalition set to win big in parliamentary election
(Photo of Victor Ponta: gov.ro)