2020 Romanian legislative election


Legislative elections were held in Romania on 6 December 2020 to elect the 330 constituent members of the Chamber of Deputies and the 136 members of the Senate.

2020 Romanian legislative election

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All 136 seats in the Senate
All 330 seats in the Chamber of Deputies
69 and 166 seats needed for a majority
Turnout31.94% 6.20 pp
Party Leader % Seats ±
Chamber of Deputies
PSD Marcel Ciolacu 28.90% 110 -44
PNL Ludovic Orban 25.19% 93 +24
USR PLUS Dacian Cioloș
Dan Barna
15.37% 55 +25
AUR George Simion
Claudiu Târziu
9.08% 33 New
UDMR Hunor Kelemen 5.74% 21 0
Minority parties Varujan Pambuccian[lower-alpha 1] 1.72% 18 +1
Senate
PSD Marcel Ciolacu 29.32% 47 -20
PNL Ludovic Orban 25.58% 41 +11
USR PLUS Dacian Cioloș
Dan Barna
15.86% 25 +12
AUR George Simion
Claudiu Târziu
9.17% 14 New
UDMR Hunor Kelemen 5.89% 9 0
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
The results for the Chamber of Deputies and for the Senate
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Ludovic Orban
PNL
Florin Cîțu
PNL

While the Social Democratic Party (PSD) remained the largest political party in the Parliament, its vote share dropped considerably, more specifically by a third. Following the elections, a center-right coalition government was formed by the National Liberal Party (PNL), USR PLUS, and the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians (UDMR) (i.e. the current Cîțu Cabinet) with Florin Cîțu as Prime Minister.

The final voter turnout was approximately 32%, the lowest since the end of the Communist era in Romania, partially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Electoral system


The 329 members of the Chamber of Deputies are elected by several methods: 308 are elected from 42 multi-member constituencies based on counties and Bucharest, using proportional representation, four are elected using proportional representation from a constituency representing Romanians living abroad. Parties must pass a threshold of 5% of the national vote or at least 20% of the vote in four constituencies. Further seats (currently 17) can be added for ethnic minority groups that compete in the elections and pass a special (lower) threshold (calculated as 10% of the votes needed to obtain one of the regular 312 seats).[1]

The 136 members of the Senate are also elected using party-list proportional representation, but from 43 constituencies based on the 41 counties (a total of 121 seats), Bucharest (13 seats) and one for Romanians living overseas (two seats).[2]

Government


The previous election led to a large victory for Liviu Dragnea's Social Democratic Party (PSD), although it fell short of an absolute majority. It made a coalition agreement with ALDE, forming the Grindeanu Cabinet in January 2017. However, it did not last long and was replaced by the Tudose Cabinet in June 2017, which did not last long either. The Dăncilă Cabinet took office in January 2018 and was dismissed by a motion of no confidence in October 2019, being subsequently replaced by the PNL minority Orban Cabinet in November 2019. The Orban Cabinet was dismissed by a motion of no confidence on the 5 February 2020, but took office again on the 14 March 2020.

Period before the political campaign


The government decided parliamentary elections would be held on 6 December 2020.[3][4] On 30 September 2020, the president of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE), Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu, proposed on Facebook that the elections be postponed to March 2021.[5] On 2 October 2020, former Save Romania Union (USR) deputy Adrian Dohotaru submitted a bill to the Senate, proposing the parliamentary elections be held on 14 March 2021, which received support from the Social Democratic Party (PSD).[6] On 7 October 2020, the first vice-president of the PSD, Sorin Grindeanu, claimed that the government's plan would lead to a surge in COVID-19 cases.[7] On 8 October, Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu and Victor Ponta announced in a press conference that their parties will run in the elections on a shared list under a single name: Social-Liberal PRO Romania (Romanian: PRO România Social-Liberal).[8][9]

PSD President Marcel Ciolacu announced on 15 October that the World Health Organization's representative in Romania, Alexandru Rafila, was one of the party's candidates for the parliamentary elections. He will be top of the list of deputies for the Bucharest circumscription, while Gabriela Firea will lead the list of senators.[10]

Parties


The following table presents the composition of the Parliament of Romania during the 2016–2020 legislative term.

Party Abbr. Founded Leader Ideology 2016 result Seats at
dissolution
Government support Ref
Votes (%) Seats Grindeanu (2017)
Tudose (2017–18)
Dăncilă (2018–19)
Orban I (2019–20)
Orban II (2020)
Social Democratic Party
Partidul Social Democrat
PSD 2001 Marcel Ciolacu Social democracy
Social conservatism
Left-wing nationalism
45.48% D
45.68% S


Coalition government Opposition [11][12][13]
National Liberal Party
Partidul Național Liberal
PNL 1990
(1875)
Ludovic Orban Conservative liberalism
Liberal conservatism
Pro-Europeanism
20.04% D
20.42% S


Opposition Minority government [14][15]
Save Romania Union
Uniunea Salvați România
USR 2015 Dan Barna Anti-corruption
Liberalism
Economic liberalism
8.87% D
8.92% S


Opposition Supporting government [16][17]
Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania
Romániai Magyar Demokrata Szövetség
Uniunea Democrată Maghiară din România
UDMR 1989 Hunor Kelemen Hungarian minority interests
Liberal conservatism
Christian democracy
6.19% D
6.24% S


Supporting PSD–ALDE government (until August 2019) Opposition (since February 2020) [18][19]
People's Movement Party
Partidul Mișcarea Populară
PMP 2014 Eugen Tomac Liberal conservatism
Christian democracy
Economic liberalism
5.35% D
5.65% S


Opposition Supporting government [20][21]
Social-Liberal PRO Romania
PRO România Social-Liberal
PRO 2018 Victor Ponta Social liberalism
Pro-Europeanism
Did not exist
Opposition
(formed February 2018)
Opposition [22][23][24][25]
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats
Alianța Liberalilor și Democraților
ALDE 2015 Daniel Constantin Liberalism
Conservative liberalism
Soft Euroscepticism
5.62% C
6.01% S

Merged with PRO Romania Government
minority partner
until August 2019
N/A
Humanist Power Party
Partidul Puterii Umaniste
PPU (SL) 2015 Daniel Ionașcu Humanism
Social liberalism
0.04% D
0.04% S


N/A Opposition [26]
Ethnic minority parties 1.34% D
0.01% S


Neutral
(Mostly supporting government)
[27]
Non-inscrits
N/A Neutral [28]

Opinion polls


Graphical summary

The chart below shows opinion polls conducted for the next Romanian legislative election. The trend lines represent local regressions (LOESS).

Party vote

Date Poll source Sample size PSD PNL USR PLUS UDMR PRO ALDE PMP AUR Others Lead
6 December 2020 2020 legislative elections 28.9
111
25.2
93
15.4
55
5.7
21
4.1
0
4.8
0
9.1
33
6.8
17[lower-alpha 2]
3.7
6 Dec 2020 PNL N/A 27.0 30.0 23.0 5.5 4.2 3.0 6.5 3.0
3 Dec 2020 Politico N/A 28 31 16 4 7 3 3
2–3 Dec 2020 IRES 1,067 35 32 16 3 7 3 3 1 3
1 Dec 2020 PMP N/A 31 28 21 6 5 6 2 1 3
30 Nov 2020 PRO N/A 22.0 31.0 17.0 5.0 7.8 3.0 14.2 9.0
28–29 Nov 2020 Sociopol 1,033 28 29 13 6 6 3 7 8 1
22–28 Nov 2020 IRSOP 1,004 30 33 17 5 7 3 5 3
6–27 Nov 2020 IMAS 1,010 23.6 28.5 18.0 4.7 9.5 3.3 4.6 7.8 4.9
20–25 Nov 2020 Verifield 1,100 22.0 31.3 17.0 5.4 9.3 4.8 10.2 9.3
1–10 Nov 2020 CURS 1,067 29 32 16 5 6 7 3
9 Nov 2020 PNL N/A 27.0 32.0 21.0 6.0 5.0 6.0 3.0 5.0
25–30 Oct 2020 BCS 1,482 28.6 32.2 17.6 4.8 5.2 7.4 4.2 3.6
7–28 Oct 2020 IMAS 1,010 21.7 32.6 20.4 5.1 8.9 2.5 4.8 4.3 10.9
9–17 Oct 2020 USR–PLUS N/A 23 30 23 5 8 5 6 7
8–11 Oct 2020 CURS 800 31 32 12 5 6 3 6 5 1
8 October 2020 ALDE and PRO Romania merge into Social-Liberal PRO Romania[8][29]
27 September 2020 Local elections
7–23 Sep 2020 IMAS 1,010 19.6 34.7 17 5.3 9.5 3.0 4.5 6.4 15.1
6–26 Aug 2020 IMAS 1,010 20.8 33.6 18.3 5.7 10.6 2.4 4.1 4.6 12.8
15 August 2020 USR and PLUS merge[30]
29 Jul–5 Aug 2020 CURS 1,100 28 31 14 4 7 5 5 6 3
10–29 Jul 2020 IMAS 1,010 23.4 33.4 17.2 5.6 9.7 3.4 3.9 3.4 10
19–30 Jun 2020 CURS 1,100 28 32 16 5 7 5 5 2 4
5–27 Jun 2020 IMAS 1,010 21.9 33.0 12.3 5.8 3.4 11.2 3.7 4.7 4.0 11.1
8–27 May 2020 IMAS 1,010 23.0 32.6 11.6 5.1 5.1 11.2 4.2 3.7 3.1 9.6
15–26 May 2020 Avangarde 1,000 29 35 13 5 6 4 4 4 6
21 May 2020 PSD N/A 27 35 16 2 4 8 4 4 8
15–20 May 2020 INSCOP 1,132 25.8 38.5 10.2 6.0 9.4 3.6 3.5 2.9 12.7
1–7 May 2020 BCS 1,545 22.5 33.0 22.0 5.3 5.1 1.4 6.5 4.3 10.5
6–24 Apr 2020 IMAS 1,010 24.8 33.0 10.8 5.1 5.5 8.2 4.4 3.4 4.8 8.2
1–15 Apr 2020 BCS 1,008 22.9 31.3 19.9 3.6 8.8 2.5 6.7 4.2 8.4
5–26 Mar 2020 IMAS N/A 23.9 36.7 12.5 6.5 4.5 5.8 3.5 3.5 3.0 12.8
11–28 Feb 2020 IMAS 1,010 25.8 40.7 10.0 3.5 4.4 4.6 4.3 3.6 3.1 14.9
13–31 Jan 2020 IMAS 1,007 20.6 47.4 12.4 3.4 4.7 3.8 3.2 1.8 2.7 26.8
20–30 Jan 2020 CURS 1,229 26 37 14 5 6 4 4 1 11
13–18 Dec 2019 Sociopol 1,000 23 47 13 4 5 2 3 3 24
4–18 Dec 2019 IMAS 1,011 18.5 45.0 11.5 3.5 5.0 6.4 3.5 3.0 4.6 26.5
12–17 Dec 2019 CURS 1,067 31 35 14 4 6 4 5 1 4
11–27 Nov 2019 IMAS 1,011 21.3 39.0 12.6 5.6 4.2 6.4 3.3 2.9 4.7 17.7
24 November 2019 Iohannis re-elected President of Romania with 66.09% of the vote
25 Oct–3 Nov 2019 USR 1,225 24.0 38.2 20.0 4.5 4.8 4.3 4.2 14.2
8–28 Oct 2019 IMAS 1,010 21.2 29.6 16.4 5.6 5.5 10.7 4.3 3.4 4.4 8.4
15–23 Oct 2019 USR N/A 24.9 36.8 19.9 4.0 6.5 4.0 3.9 11.9
12–19 Oct 2019 BCS 1,117 23.8 36.3 16.8 5.7 5.6 3.3 5.6 2.9 12.5
10 October 2019 Dăncilă ousted as Prime Minister following a vote of no confidence from the parliament.
9–28 Sep 2019 IMAS 1,010 19.5 27.7 17.9 5.2 5.3 9.1 6.2 3.3 5.3 8.2
3–24 Sep 2019 USR 1,500 25.3 36.8 21.2 2.9 5.6 3.2 5.2 11.5
16–20 Sep 2019 Socio-Data 1,070 25 28 22 5 9 4 5 2 3
9–13 Sep 2019 Socio-Data 1,070 26 32 22 4 6 5 3 2 6
2–6 Sep 2019 Socio-Data 1,070 24 32 21 4 9 3 5 2 8
26–30 Aug 2019 Socio-Data 1,070 22 26 24 4 10 6 5 3 2
19–31 Aug 2019 Sociopol 1,001 20 35 16 3 11 5 5 5 15
26–30 Aug 2019 Verifield 1,000 25 28 23 4 8 6 2 4 3
5–28 Aug 2019 IMAS 1,010 17.9 28.4 19.8 5.5 4.6 8.7 7.4 2.9 4.8 8.6
19 Jul–5 Aug 2019 CURS 1,600 24 31 20 4 7 8 5 1 7
15 Jul–2 Aug 2019 IMAS 1,010 19.4 25.5 21.4 6.0 4.2 9.0 7.3 2.9 4.2 4.1
17–23 Jul 2019 BCS 1,128 25.4 34.2 18.6 4.6 4.8 5.7 5.5 1.1 8.8
28 Jun–8 Jul 2019 CURS 1,067 26 29 22 4 8 5 4 2 3
7–26 Jun 2019 IMAS 1,010 18.9 27.5 17.6 7.6 2.5 9.8 8.5 3.7 3.8 8.6
27 May 2019 PSD Leader Liviu Dragnea jailed for 3 years and a half
26 May 2019 European elections 22.5 27.0 22.4 5.3 6.4 4.1 5.8 6.5 4.5
2–20 May 2019 IMAS 1,010 21.4 29.3 14.4 6.3 3.3 8.0 10.2 5.5 1.7 7.9
5–28 Apr 2019 CURS 1,500 32 25 12 5 9 10 5 2 7
12–25 Mar 2019 CURS 1,067 31 23 13 5 8 10 6 4 8
1–21 Feb 2019 IMAS 1,010 23.4 23.6 10.5 8.0 5.0 11.1 12.4 3.5 2.5 0.2
21 Jan–6 Feb 2019 CURS 1,067 31 21 9 4 5 8 10 5 7 10
28 Jan–4 Feb 2019 Sociopol 1,003 33 20 9 6 4 8 11 2 7 13
11–30 Jan 2019 IMAS 1,011 25.3 22.1 11.0 8.9 4.4 8.1 13.4 3.8 3.2 3.2
12–20 Jan 2019 BCS N/A 23.0 23.7 6.5 8.1 4.8 10.7 8.1 9.3 5.8 0.7
Jan 2019 PNL 26,000 30.2 27.0 10.2 5.0 5.0 5.5 11.6 4.2 1.3 3.2
4–20 Dec 2018 IMAS 1,010 25.2 26.1 11.5 8.1 4.6 6.2 9.6 2.5 6.2 0.9
24 Nov–9 Dec 2018 CURS 1,067 33 20 7 5 6 9 9 5 6 13
Nov 2018 IMAS 1,010 24.9 23.3 14.8 8.2 5.8 11.7 2.1 9.2 1.6
Oct 2018 IMAS N/A 27.6 21.9 13.1 9.6 4.7 10.6 4.1 8.4 5.7
6–7 Oct 2018 Constitutional referendum fails due to insufficient turnout
3–4 Oct 2018 Sociopol 873 38 23 6 5 4 5 10 1 8 15
20 Sep–1 Oct 2018 CURS 1,067 37 22 8 5 5 6 9 5 3 15
Sep 2018 IMAS N/A 28.1 27.1 9.5 10.1 5.6 11.4 2.7 5.5 1.0
22–27 Sep 2018 Sociopol 1,004 34 20 10 4 4 7 11 2 8 16
7–20 Aug 2018 Sociopol 1,005 35 19 13 4 4 3 10 3 5 16
Jul 2018 IRIN/A 26 24 7 5 1 6 3 28 2
Jun 2018 IMAS 1,200 28.4 29.2 11.3 8.0 5.0 8.6 2.8 6.7 0.8
23 Jun–1 Jul 2018 CURS 1,067 37 24 7 5 5 5 8 4 4 13
22–26 Jun 2018 Sociopol 917 41 20 7 7 4 5 12 1 3 21
28 May–8 Jun 2018 Sociopol 1,003 40 18 9 8 5 3 7 1 9 22
27 Apr–8 May 2018 CURS 1,067 39 25 6 3 6 3 8 5 5 14
Mar 2018 CURS N/A 39 27 7 12 5 10 12
27 Feb–5 Mar 2018 Sociopol 1,000 34 33 12 6 5 5 5 1
20 February 2018 Pro Romania is founded, as a split-off from PSD.
Feb 2018 IMAS 1,010 28.6 29.4 11.2 6.0 10.6 4.6 9.6 0.8
29 January 2018 The Dăncilă Cabinet takes office, with the confidence of UDMR and other MPs from national minorities.
16 January 2018 Prime minister Tudose resigns, followed by other ministers.
3–10 Jan 2018 CURS 1,068 42 27 5 2 6 2 9 5 6 15
24 Nov–7 Dec 2017 Avangarde 700 46 23 5 5 13 4 4 23
Nov 2017 CURS 1,067 43 27 5 6 9 6 4 16
Sep 2017 IMAS 1,000 38.8 30.9 6.8 5.0 8.1 3.0 7.4 7.9
22 Sep–5 Oct 2017 Sociopol N/A 61 24 2 3 4 3 3 37
28 Aug–14 Sep 2017 Sociopol 1,005 51 27 7 4 6 3 2 24
11–23 Aug 2017 Avangarde 710 46 25 6 5 7 4 7 21
14–29 Jun 2017 Ministers resign. A motion of no-confidence is passed with PSD support. The Tudose Cabinet is sworn in.
15–22 Jun 2017 Avangarde 781 46 30 9 3 6 5 1 16
Apr 2017 IMAS N/A 40.6 25.4 8.2 8.5 15.2
6–14 Mar 2017 Sociopol 1,007 47 21 12 5 6 3 6 26
18 Jan–5 Mar 2017 Street protests force the government to withdraw some of its proposed policies
Jan 2017 IMAS N/A 49.0 20.7 8.3 6.8 28.3
4 January 2017 The Grindeanu Cabinet (PSD–ALDE coalition) assumes office
11 December 2016 2016 elections 45.5
154
20.0
69
8.9
30
6.2
21
5.6
20
5.4
18
6.3
17[lower-alpha 2]
25.5

Incidents


An 80-year-old man from Teiu, Argeș fell into cardiac arrest and died outside a polling station on election day. He was known to have heart problems.[31][32]

Two polling stations from Sector 3 of Bucharest had their voting suspended: for about an hour at polling station 551, after a member of the electoral bureau tested positive for COVID-19; and for two and a half hours at station 643, after the death of a voter.[33]

Results


Exit polls

Four institutions were by accredited the Central Electoral Bureau (Romanian: Biroul Electoral Central) to conduct exit polls at a national level: AVANGARDE, CURS, Megatronic World Productions and Ana Events & PR.[34]

CURS-AVANGARDE made an exit-poll for Romanian news station Antena 3, that was presented at 21:00 EET. The data from the exit poll was for the votes registered until 19:30 EET.[35][36]

Date Poll source PSD PNL USR PLUS UDMR AUR PRO-SL PMP Others Lead
6 December 2020 INSOMAR IC 28.2% 32.8% 15.6% 5.8% 3.0% 4.5% 6.0% 4.1% 4.6%
Chamber of Deputies
Date Poll source PSD PNL USR PLUS UDMR AUR PRO-SL PMP Others Lead
6 December 2020, 19:30 CURS-Avangarde 30.5% 29% 15.9% 5.7% 5.2% 5% 5% 3.7% 1.5%
6 December 2020 Sociopol 28.0% 28.0% 16.3% 6.2% 5.8% 5.7% 4.3% 5.7% 0%
Senate
Date Poll source PSD PNL USR PLUS UDMR AUR PRO-SL PMP Others Lead
6 December 2020, 19:30 CURS-Avangarde 30.6% 29.1% 16.4% 5.7% 5.3% 5% 5% 2.9% 1.5%
6 December 2020 Sociopol 28.3% 28.3% 16.8% 6.4% 5.9% 6.3% 4.6% 3.4% 0%

Official count

Participation was 33.24% and 5.9 million valid votes were cast.[37] After counting all votes, but before the settlement of any appeals, PSD has won around 29.5% of the votes, PNL around 25.5%, USR PLUS around 15.5%, AUR around 9%, and UDMR around 6%. The high result of the quasi-unknown party AUR was considered a huge surprise, while PMP and PRO Romania both failed to get 5% of the votes required to win any seats.[38]

Chamber of Deputies
PartyVotes%Seats+/–
Social Democratic Party1,705,77728.90110–44
National Liberal Party1,486,40125.1993+24
USR PLUS906,96215.3755+25
Alliance for the Union of Romanians535,8289.0833New
Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania339,0305.74210
People's Movement Party284,5014.820–18
PRO Romania Social Liberal241,2674.090–20
Ecologist Party of Romania65,8071.1200
Humanist Power Party (Social-Liberal)59,4651.0100
Greater Romania Party32,6540.5500
National Rebirth Alliance21,6620.370New
Green Party20,6140.3500
Romanian Socialist Party19,6930.3300
Party of the Roma "Pro Europe"14,5230.2510
New Romania Party14,0890.2400
League of Albanians of Romania9,0290.1510
Democratic Forum of Germans in Romania7,5820.1310
Association of Macedonians of Romania7,1440.1210
Hellenic Union of Romania6,0960.1010
Union of the Ukrainians of Romania5,4570.0910
Democratic Union of Slovaks and Czechs in Romania5,3860.0910
Community of the Lippovan Russians5,1460.0910
Bulgarian Union of Banat–Romania4,8530.0810
Union of Serbs of Romania4,6910.0810
Association of Italians of Romania4,1700.0710
Union of Armenians of Romania3,8200.0610
Cultural Union of Ruthenians of Romania3,7790.0610
Union of Poles of Romania3,7500.0610
Noua Dreaptă3,5510.0600
Democratic Turkish Union of Romania3,5390.0610
Federation of the Jewish Communities in Romania3,5090.0610
Union of Croatians of Romania3,3450.0610
Democratic Union of Turkish-Muslim Tatars2,8620.051+1
National Peasant Party Maniu-Mihalache2,7270.0500
Right Alternative2,0050.030New
Social Democratic Workers' Party1,9120.030New
Romanian Nation Party1,7520.030New
Re:Start Romania Party5370.010New
National Unity Bloc2930.0000
Communists' Party2130.000New
National Force Party1480.000New
Independents56,3460.9500
Total5,901,915100.00330+1
Valid votes5,901,91597.43
Invalid/blank votes155,8592.57
Total votes6,057,774100.00
Registered voters/turnout18,964,64231.94
Source: BEC
Popular vote
PSD
28.90%
PNL
25.19%
USR PLUS
15.37%
AUR
9.08%
UDMR
5.74%
PMP
4.82%
PRO
4.09%
Others
6.81%
Seats summary
PSD
33.33%
PNL
28.18%
USR PLUS
16.67%
AUR
10.00%
UDMR
6.36%
Minorities
5.45%
Senate
PartyVotes%Seats+/–
Social Democratic Party1,732,27629.3247–20
National Liberal Party1,511,22525.5841+11
USR PLUS936,86215.8625+12
Alliance for the Union of Romanians541,9359.1714New
Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania348,2625.8990
People's Movement Party291,4844.930–8
PRO Romania Social Liberal244,2254.130–9
Ecologist Party of Romania78,6541.3300
Humanist Power Party (Social-Liberal)70,5361.1900
Greater Romania Party38,4740.6500
National Rebirth Alliance23,7730.400New
Romanian Socialist Party23,0930.3900
Green Party23,0850.3900
New Romania Party19,5160.3300
Noua Dreaptă4,3450.0700
Social Democratic Workers' Party3,8550.070New
National Peasant Party Maniu-Mihalache2,8030.050New
Right Alternative2,2330.040New
Romanian Nation Party2,0610.030New
Communists' Party7630.010New
Re:Start Romania Party7530.010New
National Unity Bloc4100.0100
National Force2680.000New
Independents7,4400.1300
Total5,908,331100.001360
Valid votes5,908,33197.53
Invalid/blank votes149,4292.47
Total votes6,057,760100.00
Registered voters/turnout18,964,64231.94
Source: BEC
Popular vote
PSD
29.32%
PNL
25.58%
USR PLUS
15.86%
AUR
9.17%
UDMR
5.89%
PMP
4.93%
PRO
4.13%
Others
5.12%
Seats summary
PSD
34.56%
PNL
30.15%
USR PLUS
18.38%
AUR
10.29%
UDMR
6.62%

Aftermath


On 18 December, the National Liberal Party (PNL), the USR PLUS, and the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (UDMR) announced that they had reached a coalition agreement, and proposed finance minister Florin Cîțu as prime minister. The government would have two deputy prime ministers (one from USR PLUS and one from UDMR) and 18 ministries, with 9 allocated for the PNL, 6 for USR PLUS, and 3 for UDMR. The allocations are as follows (with newly created ministries italicized):[39]

  • PNL: Foreign Affairs Ministry, Defense Ministry, Finance Ministry, Interior Ministry, Education Ministry, Energy Ministry, Agriculture Ministry, Labor Ministry, and Culture Ministry
  • USR PLUS: Justice Ministry, Transport Ministry, Health Ministry, Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitization, and the Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Tourism
  • UDMR: Ministry of Development, Public Works and Administration, the Ministry of Environment, Waters and Forests, and the Ministry of Youth and Sports

Cîțu was officially appointed as Prime Minister-designate on 22 December by President Klaus Iohannis. On 23 December, the Cabinet was invested by the parliament and took oath of office on the same evening.

The Romanian Electoral Authority stated that the campaign financing publicly subsidies amounted to a grand total of 166,850,315.50 Romanian Lei. The parties/candidates were required to achieve at least 3% of the vote to apply for a public subsidy of their campaign expenditures.[40]

Notes


  1. Parliamentary leader of National minorities group since 1996
  2. MPs from the Romanian ethnic minority parties.

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