ElectionGudie

Nov. 26, 2000 Held

11,559,458
Voted
Romania

Romania

Election for Camera Deputaţilor (Romanian Chamber of Deputies)

Results

61%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:11,559,458
Valid Votes:10,839,424
Invalid Votes:706,761

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Party of Social Democracy of Romania - Social Democratic Party 155 3,968,464

36.60%

Other parties 18 2,512,442

23.30%

'Romania Mare' Party 84 2,112,027

19.50%

Democratic Party 31 762,365

7.00%

National Liberal Party 30 747,263

6.90%

Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania 27 736,863

6.80%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 327 seats in the Chamber of Deputies (Adunarea Deputatilor)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Emil CONSTANTINESCU
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Mugur ISARESCU
  • Assembly: Romania has a bicameral Parliament (Parlament) consisting of the Senate (Senat) with 140 seats and the Chamber of Deputies (Adunarea Deputatilor) with 327 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Senate (Senat) 140 members are elected by popular vote via proportional representation to serve 4-year terms. In the Chamber of Deputies (Adunarea Deputatilor) 327 members are elected by popular vote via proportional representation to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Bloc: Party of Social Democracy of Romania - Social Democratic Party (PDSR - PSDR)
    • Leader: Ion ILIESCU and Alexandru ATHANASIU
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 155
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 101
  • Party: 'Romania Mare' Party (PRM)
    • Leader: Corneliu VADIM TUDOR
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 84
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 19
  • Party: Democratic Party (PD)
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 31
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: N/A
  • Party: National Liberal Party (PNL)
    • Leader: Mircea Ionescu QUINTUS and Valeriu STOICA
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 30
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 45
  • Party: Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania (UDMR)
    • Leader: Bel MARK
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 27
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 25
  • Party: Other parties
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 18
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • The last parliamentary election was held on November 3, 1996; 143 seats were decided in the Senate and 343 in the Chamber of Deputies.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 22,442,971 (2000)
  • Registered Voters: 17,699,727 (2000)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 11,463,767 (2000)

·         Is Romania a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (4 September 1980)

·         Has Romania ratified CEDAW: Yes (7 January 1982)

·         Gender Quota: No (there are some political parties that have adopted voluntary quotas)

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 37 (House of Deputies); 11 (Senate) following the 2000 elections

·         Human Development Index Position: 52 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Romania a signatory to CRPD: Yes (26 September 2007)

·         Has Romania ratified CRPD: Yes (31 January 2011)

·         Population with a disability: 3,366,445 (est.)