Romania Insider
Politico says PSD still the strongest Romanian party

Romania’s senior ruling party, the Social Democratic Party (PSD), would still win the elections for the European Parliament with 29.16% (11 seats), despite marking a significant decline in popularity since the last poll, influential publication Politico.eu concluded based on aggregation, based on a proprietary algorithm, of the independent polls made public.

PSD would be followed by the National Liberal Party (PNL, opposition) with 21.58% (8 mandates) and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) with 10.07%.

Thus, according to Politico’s simulation, PSD would get the highest number of votes under the assumptions of a 32.44% turnout (which is the turnout at the last European Parliament elections in 2014). However, PSD would lose significantly from the 2014 score of 37.6%, respectively 16 mandates compared to only 11 in 2019.

Second place is held by PNL with 21.58% of the votes, the Liberals gaining from 2014 when they got 15% (6 seats). Notably, while the Liberals merged with the Liberal Democrat Party PDL shortly after the European Parliament elections. PDL ranked third in 2014, with 12.3% of the votes (5 mandates), therefore PNL and PDL combined lost ground since 2014.

ALDE ranks third with 10.07% of the votes (4 seats). Meanwhile, some parties will compete for the European Parliament for the first time: Save Romania Union (USR) would get a score of 9.62% (3 seats), Pro Romania Party 8.31% (3 seats), Ro+ 6.11% (2 seats ) and UDMR 5.88% (2 mandates).

Romania’s ruling coalition lost majority, poll shows

editor@romania-insider.com

(photo source: Shutterstock)

Normal
Romania Insider
Politico says PSD still the strongest Romanian party

Romania’s senior ruling party, the Social Democratic Party (PSD), would still win the elections for the European Parliament with 29.16% (11 seats), despite marking a significant decline in popularity since the last poll, influential publication Politico.eu concluded based on aggregation, based on a proprietary algorithm, of the independent polls made public.

PSD would be followed by the National Liberal Party (PNL, opposition) with 21.58% (8 mandates) and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) with 10.07%.

Thus, according to Politico’s simulation, PSD would get the highest number of votes under the assumptions of a 32.44% turnout (which is the turnout at the last European Parliament elections in 2014). However, PSD would lose significantly from the 2014 score of 37.6%, respectively 16 mandates compared to only 11 in 2019.

Second place is held by PNL with 21.58% of the votes, the Liberals gaining from 2014 when they got 15% (6 seats). Notably, while the Liberals merged with the Liberal Democrat Party PDL shortly after the European Parliament elections. PDL ranked third in 2014, with 12.3% of the votes (5 mandates), therefore PNL and PDL combined lost ground since 2014.

ALDE ranks third with 10.07% of the votes (4 seats). Meanwhile, some parties will compete for the European Parliament for the first time: Save Romania Union (USR) would get a score of 9.62% (3 seats), Pro Romania Party 8.31% (3 seats), Ro+ 6.11% (2 seats ) and UDMR 5.88% (2 mandates).

Romania’s ruling coalition lost majority, poll shows

editor@romania-insider.com

(photo source: Shutterstock)

Normal

Romania Insider Free Newsletter

Get in Touch with Us