Next Romanian legislative election
Legislative elections are planned to be held in Romania before 21 March 2025, three months after the term of the incumbent legislature of the Romanian Parliament expires. Although they will most likely take place in November or December 2024, along with presidential elections, a snap election may be called by the President of Romania in accordance with constitutional provisions.
All 136 seats in the Senate
All 330 seats in the Chamber of Deputies
69 and 166 seats needed for a majority
Following the previous elections in December 2020, the Cîțu Cabinet was appointed, backed by a center-right coalition of four political parties: the conservative National Liberal Party (PNL), the progressive liberal Save Romania Union (USR), and the social-liberal Freedom, Unity and Solidarity Party (running together as USR PLUS), as well as the Hungarian minority-oriented Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (UDMR).
In Romania, the President also plays an active role in politics. Following the December 2019 presidential election, Klaus Iohannis of the National Liberal Party (PNL) was re-elected for another five years. Nonetheless, he is not eligible for a third term in the future. Therefore, the PNL-dominated center-right enjoys both executive and legislative powers until December 2024, except in case of either a dissolution of the Parliament or the vacancy of the Presidency (which are very highly unlikely at the moment as well as in long term).
Both legislative and presidential terms end in late 2024. Hence, both could be held on the same days, which would be the first time in Romania since the 2004 general election and the extension of the Presidential term from 4 to 5 years (which was also marked after 2004).
To enter either chambers of the Parliament of Romania, a list has to overcome the electoral threshold, which is set at 5% for non-ethnic parties, and proportional representation is then applied by county.
National minorities, however, do not have to pass the threshold to enter the lower chamber (Chamber of Deputies), often resulting in more than a dozen MPs with no affiliation to a nationwide political party.
|Date||Poll source||Sample size||PSD||PNL||USR PLUS||AUR||UDMR||PMP||PRO||PPU-SL||PER||Others||Lead|
|26 Jul 2021||INSOMAR||N/A||38.1||15.1||11.1||15.0||5.1||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||15.8||23.0|
|11–18 Jun 2021||CURS||1.067||34.0||22.0||14.0||12.0||4.0||5.0||2.0||3.0||N/A||4.0||12.0|
|1–15 Jun 2021||INSCOP||1,100||30.2||26.6||13.2||14.2||N/A||2.8||4.3||N/A||N/A||8.7||3.6|
|7 May 2021||INSOMAR||1,030||22.1||23.5||c. 13.5||15.5||8.6||4.6||4.1||N/A||N/A||8.4||1.4|
|14–17 Apr 2021||CURS||1,107||33.0||21.0||16.0||12.0||4.0||5.0||3.0||4.0||N/A||2.0||12.0|
|30 Mar–11 Apr 2021||BCS||1,420||28.9||22.3||22.5||10.0||4.0||4.2||2.9||N/A||N/A||5.1||6.4|
|12–28 Mar 2021||Sociopol||N/A||35.0||26.0||17.0||12.0||4.0||3.0||2.0||N/A||N/A||1.0||9.0|
|22–26 Feb 2021||CURS||1,100||34.0||25.0||16.0||9.0||4.0||3.0||2.0||3.0||N/A||4.0||10.0|
|10–14 Feb 2021||PER||1,055||33.0||25.0||20.0||8.0||4.0||4.0||2.0||N/A||3.0||4.0||8.0|
|9–11 Feb 2021||INSOMAR||1,030||28.0||27.0||14.0||16.0||6.0||4.0||1.0||N/A||N/A||4.0||1.0|
|15–17 Jan 2021||Avangarde||710||34.0||24.0||16.0||14.0||5.0||3.0||1.0||N/A||N/A||3.0||10.0|
|11–15 Jan 2021||CURS||1,100||34.0||26.0||16.0||12.0||5.0||3.0||2.0||N/A||N/A||2.0||8.0|
|17–21 Dec 2020||CURS||1,100||35.0||26.0||14.0||15.0||4.0||2.0||2.0||N/A||N/A||2.0||9.0|
|10–20 Dec 2020||Avangarde||900||35.0||26.0||15.0||14.0||5.0||2.0||1.0||N/A||N/A||2.0||9.0|
|6 December 2020||2020 Chamber election||N/A||28.90||25.18||15.37||9.08||5.74||4.82||4.09||1.19||1.12||6.82||3.72|
|2020 Senate election||N/A||29.32||25.58||15.86||9.17||5.89||4.93||4.13||1.01||1.33||5.12||3.74|
- Pambuccian has been parliamentary leader of the national minorities' group since 1996.