Romania Foreign minister Teodor Melescanu announced his resignation on Tuesday, taking responsibility for the impossibility that not all Romanians were able to vote at polling stations abroad in the presidential elections on Sunday. He said he would submit his resignation in a government meting today - eight days after he was named Foreign minister, replacing Titus Corlatean, who resigned over similar issues.

Melescanu apologized publicly to all Romanians who couldn't cast their vote on Sunday.

  • Romania held presidential elections on Sunday, which were marred by the bad organisation of voting abroad. Thousands of people formed huge queues outside existing polling stations in many cities across Europe and many could not cast their ballots by closing time in the evening. The government led by PM Victor Ponta - who was running for president - had refused to organise more polling stations and to extend the voting day until all people voted.
  • Romanians abroad have been known to vote against Ponta. Opposition candidate Klaus Iohannis eventually won the poll.