Author Archives: Romania Votes

The promises

Generally, all parties have pro-business attitudes and centrist or center-right policy proposals, although they seem to encourage a certain nationalist discourse, doubled by many populistic measures. All parties propose tax reduction or elimination and more favorable conditions for doing business. However, both the two big parties (PSD and PNL) propose “sovereign funds” or “development funds” controlled by […]

Opinion polls

Kantar Media polls Nicusor Dan, the president of Union Save Romania (USR), announced on Wednesday the results of a Kantar Media opinion poll which put his party on the second position in voters’ preferences, with 19%, behind PSD (40%) but before PNL (18%). The reliability of the poll is under question as it only surveyed […]

Future government

  If no party has a clear majority, namely 50% +1, the President usually calls the parties to negotiations and nominates a Prime Minister. He is not obligated to nominate the party or alliance which wins the highest score. The President can also dissolve the Parliament and call for an election if the MPs refuse […]

Presidential elections moldova

Presidential elections in Moldova: Geopolitical shift or too many worries for nothing? Igor Dodon, the pro-Russia candidate of the Socialist Party, was elected President of Republic of Moldova, beating pro-European candidate Maia Sandu with 52% to 48. The elections were dominated by controversies as Dodon was helped by a number of factors. Thousands of Moldovan […]