Loading page...

Romanian Business News - ACTMedia :: Services|About us|Contact|RSS RSS


First round of presidential elections on November 2, second round, on November 16

At the Government meeting on Thursday, Prime Minister Victor Ponta announced that the Executive would adopt a resolution scheduling the first round of the presidential election for November 2 and the second round, for November 16.'The government resolution with the date [of the presidential elections] is also [on the agenda]: November 2, November 16, the presidential elections,' the Prime Minister said.

Gov't adopts order modifying Romanian president election law


The Government has adopted an executive order on the modification and completion of Law no. 370/2004 on the election of the President of Romania, the Executive said in a release on Thursday.

According to the act's explanatory note published on the Standing Electoral Authority website, the main changes to the law include the extension of a deadline for the Government to set the election day to 60 days ahead of the voting day from a previous 45 days.

The Authority explains that the deadline for filing the candidacies was also modified; it is now up to 45 days ahead of the polling day, so that such candidacies might be final on the day the pre-election campaign kicks off.

At this moment, the date of the start of the pre-election campaign is the same as the deadline for filing the candidacies, which means the date for the candidacies that remain final is six days from the date the electoral campaign kicks off.

Another major modification cited in the explanatory note is that the special polling stations are abandoned, since there is now the possibility for a voter to exercise their voting right in any polling station, should they travel away from their town of residence on the polls day.

The executive order also seeks to clarify the civil servants' having the possibility to be named chairpersons or deputy chairpersons of the electoral bureaus of the polling stations by introducing a clear text removing any interpretation of a possible incompatibility.

The new act plans to define the phrase 'parliamentary political parties or parliamentary political groupings' by stressing that ranking as a parliamentary party or parliamentary political grouping are the ones that pass the electoral threshold and are voted on by the voters at the polls.