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Klaus Werner Iohannis won Romanian presidential elections 2014

Nov 17, 2014 14:18 IST

The mayor of Sibiu Klaus Werner Iohannis on 16 November 2014 won the 2014 presidential elections in Romania by defeating Prime Minister Victor Ponta of Social Democratic Party (PSD).

Klaus Iohannis belongs to Christian Liberal Alliance of Romania. Iohannis got 54.81 percent of the votes compared to only 45.18 percent of the votes for Victor Ponta.

Iohannis will replace the incumbent Traian Basescu who cannot stand for re-election after serving as President for two terms.

Iohannis managed to  mobilize Romanians and get them to vote after the first round of the presidential elections that were held on 2 November 2014  when he lost to Ponta. He then got only 34 percent of the votes, compared to 44 percent for Ponta.



Presidential Post in Romania
• The office of President in Romania was created in 1974, when Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu elevated the presidency of the State Council to a full-fledged executive presidency.
• The president is in charge of managing the foreign policy and defence of the country.
• Moreover, he names key public prosecutors and the chiefs of intelligence.

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