Romanian presidential elections in 2019 Cover Image

A 2019-es romániai elnökválasztás
Romanian presidential elections in 2019

Author(s): Zsolt Pászkán
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Sociology, Electoral systems, Ethnic Minorities Studies, Politics and Identity
Published by: Nemzetpolitikai Kutatóintézet
Keywords: Klaus Iohannis;presidental elections;Romania;

Summary/Abstract: Romania’s presidential elections in 2019 were considered a major rehearsal for the 2020 parliamentary and local elections. The present president, Klaus Iohannis, and the National Liberal Party (PNL) hoped that their electoral win in the presidential elections would put them into the leading position the 2020 parliamentary elections. The main challengers, Viorica Dăncilă the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), and Dan Barna, the candidate of the Save Romania Alliance (USR) also targeted their electorates with the 2020 elections in mind. The leader of the Democratic Alliance of the Hungarians in Romania, Hunor Kelemen knew he had no chance to become president of Romania. His main goal for being a candidate was to mobilize the Hungarian minority electorate.

  • Issue Year: 5/2020
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 39-66
  • Page Count: 28
  • Language: Hungarian