Turnout in elections organised in Romania since 1990 has been lower in the second rounds of presidential polls than in the first rounds, according to a documentary by Romanian news agency NewsIn. But with the exception of 2009, presidential elections have taken place simultaneously with parliamentary elections in the country.

The first round of the 2009 presidential elections - the first to be organised under the new rules extending the presidential term to five years - saw the lowest turnout in a presidential poll since 1990: 54.37%, 4.56 points lower than the first round of the 2004 presidential elections.

In 2004, 58.93% of voters showed up and cast their ballots in the first round, while turnout in the second round stood at 55.2%.

In 2000, turnout was 65.3% in the first round and 57.5% in the second round.

In 1996, turnout in the first round was 76% and that in the second round was 75.9%

In 1992, 76.3% of voters cast their ballots in the first round of the presidential elections and 73% in the second Round.

In 1990, the first presidential elections after the 1989 fall of communism, Ion Iliescu won the elections in the first round with 85% of the votes.