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Parliamentary Elections in Romania
Parliamentary Elections in Romania

A Stable Left-Leaning Majority, and a Divided Opposition

Author(s): Gergely Illyés
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Social Sciences, Political Sciences, Governance, Electoral systems, Political behavior, Politics and society, Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: Nemzetpolitikai Kutatóintézet
Keywords: Hungarian minority in Romania; Parliamentary elections;

Summary/Abstract: In Romania, parliamentary elections were held on December 11, 2016. The elections were organized in a proportional system with county-level party lists, mostly reflecting the pre- 2008 election system of the country. The elections, − for the most part because of the low turnout of the electorate of the PNL, − resulted in a left-leaning coalition consisting of the PSD and the ALDE. The elected government seems to be stable; however, the Romanian party system is rather unpredictable and tends to change surprisingly often. Concerning the results of the Hungarian party it can be said that the negative tendency ended at the 2016 election, and the ratio of votes cast for the RMDSZ reached the results of 2004 and 2008 again.

  • Issue Year: 1/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 45-62
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: English