Romania’s President Iohannis wins re-election


Incumbent candidate Klaus Iohannis casts his ballot in the second round of a presidential election, in Bucharest, Romania, November 24, 2019. Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea via REUTERS

BUCHAREST (Reuters) – Romania’s centrist President Klaus Iohannis easily won a presidential runoff vote on Sunday as expected, crushing his socialist challenger on a pledge to restart a judicial reform slowed down by successive Social Democrat (PSD) governments.

An exit poll conducted by IRES pollster showed Iohannis garnered 66.5% of votes followed by Dancila with 33.5%. Another pollster, CURS-Avangarde showed Iohannis winning with 64%.

Reporting by Radu Marinas

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