Romanian Presidential Election Final Results: Basescu – 32.44%, Geoana – 31.15% - Mediafax.ro

Romanian Presidential Election Final Results: Basescu – 32.44%, Geoana – 31.15%

Romania’s incumbent president Traian Basescu obtained 32.44% of the votes in the first round of elections and social democrat candidate Mircea Geoana got 31.15%, according to final results released Thursday by the Central Electoral Bureau after the counting of ballots in all polling stations.

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Romanian Presidential Election Final Results: Basescu – 32.44%, Geoana – 31.15%

Liberal candidate Crin Antonescu got 20.02% of the votes.

Basescu obtained 3,153,640 votes, Geoana earned 3,027,838 votesand Antonescu got 1,945,831 votes.

Next come far-rightist Corneliu Vadim Tudor (5.56%), Hungarianminority representative Kelemen Hunor (3.83%), independent SorinOprescu (3.18%) and Steaua owner George Becali (1.91%).

The other candidates earned less than 1%, according to the finalresults released by the Electoral Bureau. Green Party candidateRemus Cernea obtained 0.62 %, socialist Constantin Rotaru - 0.44 %,independent Eduard Manole - 0.35%, Ecologist Party candidate OvidiuIane - 0.23% and independent Constantin Potarca - 0.21%.

 

Voter turnout was of 54.37%, which translates into 9,946,748voters.

Valid votes totaled 9,718,840, or 97.7%, and null votes totaled227,446, or 2.28%.

The Central Electoral Bureau will submit the final results tothe Constitutional Court for validation, according to the Electoralthe Bureau's spokesperson Marian Muhulet.

The campaign for the second round of presidential elections willset off after the final results of the first round are validatedand published in the Official Journal of Romania.

The presidential election runoff will take place on December 6between Basescu and Geoana.

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