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Incumbent Iohannis wins Romania's presidential vote, will face runoff


BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania’s centrist President Klaus Iohannis, who has earned praise in the West for his anti-graft stance, won the first round of a presidential ballot on Sunday and will face former premier Viorica Dancila in a Nov. 24 runoff, exit polls showed.

Two separate exit polls showed Iohannis garnered 38.7-39% of the vote, followed by Dancila of the left-leaning Social Democrats with 22-22.5%. Opinion polls see him easily winning a second, five-year term in the runoff.

“Never have Romanians voted so clearly and decisively against the PSD (Social Democrats). This is a huge step for Romania ...


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