Romanians Vote in Crucial General Elections

December 9, 2012, Sunday // 11:40
Bulgaria: Romanians Vote in Crucial General Elections
A photo dated 22 July 2012 shows then-suspended Romanian President Traian Basescu gesturing during a media briefing in Bucharest, Romania. EPA/BGNES

Polling stations in politically divided Romania have opened Sunday for an important parliament vote.

The likelly winner of the elections is the center-left Social Liberal Union led by current Romanian PM Victor Ponta.

Opinion polls ahead of the elections show that the USL might even gather more than half of the vote.

The Union's main rival is the Right Romania Alliance (ARD) masterminded by Romanian President Traian Basescu, and including Dan Diaconescu's People's Party.

18 M Romanians have the right to vote. Polling stations close at 9 pm local time Sunday.


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