My thoughts on the Romanian Presidential Election 2014

Yesterday, we had the second round of Presidential elections here in Romania. When the exit polls put the two remaining candidates, Victor Ponta (currently the Prime Minister) and Klaus Iohannis (currently the mayor of Sibiu), neck-to-neck, it started to become an interesting evening.

Not knowing much about Romanian politics did not prevent me from weighing in on Twitter. These are some of the thoughts that went through my mind last night:


Romanian diaspora proves that 25 years after the fall of communism, they still love to queue all day long without knowing what they will get in the end.

diaspora voting


Romania: Fastest internet in Europe, longest queues outside polling stations.


UKIP will use the photos of Romanians queuing to vote for another xenophobic campaign: “Millions of Romanians apply for benefits in UK.”


Romanian elections confirmed that for a politician, there are worse things than being boring. [The first thing that everyone told me about Klaus Iohannis was: “Oh my god, he is sooooo boring.” Before saying that they will vote for him.]

Klaus Iohannis bike


Angela Merkel: “Thank you, Romania! Now I am no longer the most boring politician in Europe.”


What a welcome: I moved to Romania last month, and now they elected a German as President. Dankeschön!

Tweet Klaus Iohannis


What a silly election: two candidates, and at the end of the night one of them is President and the other one Prime Minister.


With Klaus Iohannis as President and Victor Ponta as Prime Minister, I predict rising demand for constitutional lawyers in Romania.


And, on the next day:

Today in Romania, half of the people are depressed (because of the rainy November weather) and half seem excited (because of the election).


About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a journalist, a spy or a hobo.
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2 Responses to My thoughts on the Romanian Presidential Election 2014

  1. Simona B. says:

    :))) great point of view! Welcome in Tg Mures! :)

    • Thank you very much for the friendly welcome!

      It probably became obvious that I don’t understand too much about Romanian politics yet, but I am curious and eager to learn.

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