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Local elections 2020: How politicians voted. President Iohannis: It is a very important day today. Go to the polls!

President Klaus Iohannis said it was very important for citizens to go to the polls on Sunday and choose candidates who could do something for their communities.

“It is a very important day today – the day of voting for local elections. Today we are electing our mayors, local councilors, county leaders. Whenever there are elections it is very, very important to go to the polls, not to let others decide for us and today, when choosing those who lead the communities in which we live, it is very important to look carefully at the candidates and to choose those who can do something for the community in which we live, because in the end what the hospital looks like, how they works, what the school looks like, if the roads are maintained, if the parks are well maintained, if the traffic is directed properly depend on them. I invite you all: Go to the polls!”, Iohannis said on Sunday, after casting his vote at the “Jean Monnet” High School in Bucharest.

PM Orban: I voted for people who guarantee that they can improve people’s lives in local communities

Prime Minister Ludovic Orban, the National Liberal Party (PNL) chairman, said he had voted in local elections for people who guarantee that they can improve people’s lives in local communities.

“You know very well our whole campaign concept, it was a very clear concept, the development of local communities through investments, through the creation of jobs, through the development of infrastructure, through the increase in the quality of services and, finally, the increase of civilization. For that I have voted. For people who guarantee that they can improve people’s lives in local communities, for candidates who have serious local community development projects,” Ludovic Orban said on Sunday morning after casting his ballot at no.1 school in Dobroesti, Ilfov County.

Firea: I voted thinking of all the children in Bucharest, all our young people, adults and grandparents

The Social Democratic Party (PSD) candidate for the mayoralty of Bucharest, Gabriela Firea, declared on Sunday morning that she voted in the local elections thinking of all the children in Bucharest, all our young people, adults and grandparents.

“I voted early this morning. I am glad that also this time I was the first voter in this polling station. I voted thinking of all the children in Bucharest, all the young people, all the adults and our grandparents. All of them are very important. It is true that we all want investment in infrastructure, also to fight pollution, very large investments, because the need was felt in this period of pandemic, in all hospitals, in schools, but the most important are the people. (…) Tomorrow, still at work”, said Firea.

Nicusor Dan: I voted with big thirst to get out of the Capital City Hall an octopus of interests that kept this city underdeveloped

The PNL-USR PLUS candidate for the mayoralty of Bucharest, Nicusor Dan stated on Sunday that he “voted with thirst, to get out of the Capital City Hall an octopus of interests that kept this city underdeveloped, that’s why it was not able to solve even the hot water, not to mention traffic or pollution “.

“I’ve been waiting for this vote for a long time. Beyond the problems of everyday life, the electoral competition is one of values. It is one between truth and falsehood, it is one between competence and incompetence, between honor and corruption, and it is one between decency and foolish superficiality. That is why I voted with great thirst “, the PNL and USR-PLUS candidate stated at the exit of the polling station.

Basescu: I think the people of Bucharest will manage to cast a useful vote for them

Former President Traian Basescu, the People’s Movement Party candidate for the mayoralty of Bucharest, advises Bucharest residents to cast a “useful vote for them” in order to change things in the city.

“I have voted, I think the people of Bucharest will manage to cast a useful vote for them. For now, the television stations have advised them to cast a useful vote for the parties. I advise them to cast a useful vote for them, to choose the one who can change things in Bucharest. I wish a good day to the people of Bucharest”, Basescu declared on Sunday, at the exit from the polls.

The former president voted with his wife, Maria Basescu.

Dan Barna: I voted for a Romania that is changing

Leader of USR PLUS (Save Romania Union – Liberty, Unity, Solidarity Party) Dan Barna on Sunday stated in Sibiu that he voted for new people in politics and encouraged Romanians to go to the polls because the health protection measures are observed.

“I voted for a Romania that is changing, a Romania that, both in Sibiu and in the whole country, is starting to respect the citizen, to respect public money, a Romania that needs to breathe, a new political class. We need new people in politics. So I voted for this future that we need so much and which, after 30 years, has become a reality in many parts of the country that we are only talking about,” said Dan Barna, after the vote.

Barna said he was satisfied with the organization of the elections and recommended that Romanians go to the polls with confidence.

“The vote worked very well. I thank all those involved in the electoral process, delegates, people, members of the polling stations because I know it is not easy, everyone has fears and doubts. And I want to tell all of you who are now watching TV and did not come to the polls yet, that it is a safe process, a process in which, if the rules are followed, the risks are minimal, the pen was with disinfectant, gloves, touches are non-existent, so we have to come to the polls because today we decide the next four years in every commune, in every city and in every county,” Dan Barna added, according to Agerpres.

Ciolacu: Period of humiliation towards doctors, teachers, children, parents and grandparents ends today in Romania

The chairman of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) Marcel Ciolacu voiced on Sunday, at the exit from the polls, the hope that “the period of humiliation towards doctors, teachers, children, parents and grandparents” ends today in Romania.

“For four years, both the municipality and the county will be in the hands of some real administrators and they will certainly continue the development of both the municipality and the county, I hope that at the same pace as they have developed in the last four years. I am firmly convinced that also the people of Bucharest today will choose continuity and the people who have been with them during this difficult time and will vote for the people who have achievements and do not make promises. I believe that the period of humiliation towards doctors, teachers, children, parents and grandparents (…) ends today in Romania”, Ciolacu said.

He added that the turnout so far is double than in the previous election.

“The same phenomenon that I announced happened, just like in Poland. Some pessimistic estimates were made, and the vote will be optimistic, and the turnout will be the same,” he said.

Marcel Ciolacu added that people should go to the polls in large numbers because “they choose the administrators of their cities and counties”. “Today we are not choosing politicians, today we are not choosing doctrines, today we are choosing continuity and safety”, the PSD leader pointed out.

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