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Exit polls: Social Democrats in major lead in Romania parliamentary elections

de C. Ionescu     HotNews.ro
Duminică, 11 decembrie 2016, 21:18 English | Top News

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Romania's biggest political party, the Social Democrats (PSD), won a major lead over challenging Liberals in parliamentary elections on Sunday, according to exit polls announced at 9 p.m.. The exit polls placed the PSD at well over 40%, more than double the votes received by the National Liberal Party (PNL) and four times as much as the newly formed Save Romania Union (USR), which managed up to 10% of the votes.

Exit polls presented by two TV news channels also placed ALDE, a traditional ally of the Social Democrats, as well as the Hungarian-minority group UDMR at about 6%, above the 5% threshold needed to enter the parliament.

The results come at the end of a polling day that saw a very low turnout among youngsters, a category marked by severe political apathy. It was expected that a low turnout would boost the PSD results, while a higher turnout would have helped the Liberals and the USR.

IRES exit poll for Digi 24 news channel (results valid for 8 p.m.):

- House of Deputies
  • PSD: 45.7%
  • PNL:20.8%
  • USR:9.2%
  • UDMR:6,7%
  • ALDE: 6,3 %
  • PMP (former president Traian Basescu's party): 4.6%
  • United Romania Party (PRU, far right): 2.5%

- Senate
  • PSD: 45.9%
  • PNL: 20.7%
  • USR: 9.3%
  • UDMR: 6.8%
  • ALDE: 6.4%
  • PMP: 4.7%
  • PRU: 2.5%

CURS-Avangarde exit poll for Antena 3/PSnews.ro:

- House of Deputies:
  • PSD: 45.5%
  • PNL: 21.7 %
  • USR: 8.5%
  • ALDE: 6%
  • PMP: 6%
  • UDMR: 6%
  • PRU: 2.5%

- Senate:
  • PSD: 45.20%
  • PNL: 21.8 %
  • USR: 8.9%
  • ALDE: 6.5%
  • PMP: 6%
  • UDMR: 6%
  • PRU: 2.5%


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