Final provisional count of the presidential election: Ponta – 40.44 pct, Iohannis – 30.37 pct

Final provisional count of the presidential election: Ponta – 40.44 pct, Iohannis – 30.37 pct

Victor Ponta, endorsed by an alliance of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), the National Union for Romania’s Progress (UNPR) and the Conservative Party (PC), won 40.44 per cent of the votes in the November 2 first round of the presidential election, while the endorsee of the Christian-Liberal Alliance (ACL) won 30.37 per cent, according to data released on Tuesday by the Central Electoral Bureau (BEC) reflecting the vote count reports from all the polling stations. More…