Race for Cotroceni: When will Romanians vote for their new president?

Newsroom 26/06/2014 | 16:53

Prime-minister Victor Ponta announced on Thursday that his Cabinet is about to decide when the first and second round of the presidential election will take place, most likely on November 2, November 16 respectively.

“It’s on our agenda for today, the decision to establish the date for the presidential election: November 2 and November 16”, the prime-minister said, quoted by economica.net.

Also on the agenda for the government on Thursday is changing the presidential election law.

Ponta’s cabinet could adopt an ordinance to eliminate special voting booths, so that Romanian citizens can submit their votes anywhere they are on election day and not be tied down to their home-town.

According to the current election law, special voting booths are meant for citizens that are away from their domicile and usually are set up in train stations, airports and university campuses. Usually on election days, these special booths are very crowded, since a lot of voters are either in transit or working, studying away from home. In previous years, there have even been instances where people didn’t get a chance to vote because of this issue.

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