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BEC provides partial results for European Elections: PNL-26.35%, PSD-23.16%, USR PLUS Alliance 21.24 %. Partial count reveals over 4 million say “YES” in Justice referendum

The National Liberal Party (PNL) obtained 26.35 percent of the votes in the elections to the European Parliament held on Sunday, whereas the Social Democratic Party (PSD) 23.16 percent and the Save Romania Union (USR) PLUS Alliance 21.24 percent, according to the partial data provided by the Central Electoral Bureau (BEC) on Monday evening.

The BEC centralised on Monday by 19:30hrs a number of 6,197,239 ballot papers which arrived physically at the institution.

Next in the ranking is PRO Romania with 6.77 percent, followed by the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) with 6.19 percent and the People’s Movement Party (PMP) with 5.64 percent.

According to the BEC, the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) got 4.13 percent, independent candidates Peter Costea obtained 1.47 percent, George Nicolae Simion – 1.23 percent and Gregoriana Carmen Tudoran – 1.11 percent, whereas the National Union for the Progress of Romania (UNPR) got 0.59 percent, the United Romania Party (PRU) – 0.54 percent, the Romanian Socialist Party obtained 0.44 percent, the Independent Social Democratic Party – 0.29 percent and the National Unity Bloc – 0.23 percent.

The next results will be announced on Tuesday at 11:00hrs.

 

Partial count reveals over 4 million say “YES” in Justice referendum

 

Data centralised by the Central Electoral Bureau (BEC) as of Monday at 19:30hrs, EEST, indicated that 4,114,762 people voted “YES” to question no. 1 and 4,013,715 said “YES” to question no. 2, both in Sunday’s justice referendum.

Answering “NO” to question no. 1 were 702,458 voters, and doing the same to question no. 2 were 670,591 voters.

The voter turnout in the referendum was 7,913,195, meaning more than over 40 percent of total voters.

In this referendum, citizens had to choose between “Yes” and “No” on the following questions:

  1. “Do you agree with banning amnesty and pardon for corruption offences?”

2.” Do you agree with the ban on the government’s adoption of emergency ordinances in the field of criminal offences, punishments and judicial organisation, and the extension of the right to challenge orders directly with the Constitutional Court?”

Under Law 3/2000, in order for a national referendum to be valid, at least 30 percent of the persons on the permanent electoral rolls have to show up at the polls.

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