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Romanian President Klaus Iohannis Votes In Election

republicworld– Romanian President Klaus Iohannis cast his ballot on Saturday in the country’s legislative election. The vote is expected to restore some measure of stability in a country with one of the European Union’s highest emigration rates, and bring to power a generation that came of age in a time of national turmoil and strongly identifies as European.

Cabinet shakeups and no-confidence votes have given Romania five prime ministers in as many years. According to most pre-election polls, the weekend vote is likely to favour reform-oriented politicians united in their resolve to keep Romania in step with the EU mainstream and away from the camp of other post-communist nations, such as Hungary and Poland, with their populist, euroskeptic leaders. Some 18 million people are registered to vote on Sunday at 18,000 polling stations across the country.

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