ElectionGudie

Dec. 11, 2016 Held

7,258,939
Voted
Romania

Romania

Election for Senat (Romanian Senate)

Results

38%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:7,258,939
Valid Votes:7,052,966
Invalid Votes:205,973

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Party of Social Democracy of Romania - Social Democratic Party 67 - 3,221,786

45.68%

National Liberal Party 30 - 1,440,193

20.42%

Save Romania Union 13 - 629,375

8.92%

Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania 9 - - 440,409

6.24%

Alliance of Liberals and Democrats 9 - 423,728

6.01%

People's Movement Party 8 - 398,791

5.65%

More Info:

Romania: Senate, 11 December 2016

At stake in this election:

  • 134 seats in the Senat (Senate)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Werner IOHANNIS (since 21 December 2014)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Dacian CIOLOS (since 17 November 2015)
  • Assembly: Romania has a bicameral Parlament (Parliament) consisting of the Senat (Senate) with 176 seats and the Camera Deputatilor (Chamber of Deputies) with 412 seats.[1]

Description of electoral system:

  • For the Senate, 134 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system, with a 5% threshold for parties and a threshold of 8-10% for electoral alliances.

Last Election:

  • Elections for the Chamber of Deputies were last held on 9 December 2012. The Social Liberal Union won 122 seats, the Right Romania Alliance won 24, the People’s Party – Dan Diaconescu won 21, and the Hungarian Democratic Alliance of Romania won 9 seats.

Main candidates in the election:

  • Social Democratic Party (PSD)/Partidul Social Democrat
    • Leader: Liviu DRAGNEA
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE)
    • Leader: Călin POPESCU-TĂRICEANU, Daniel CONSTANTIN
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • National Liberal Party (PNL)/Partidul National Liberal
    • Leader: Alina-Ștefania GORGHIU
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania/Uniunea Democratica Maghiara din Romania
    • Leader: Hunor KELEMEN
    • Seats won in last election: 9
  • People’s Movement Party / Partidul Mișcarea Populară
    • Leader: Traian BĂSESCU
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Save Romania Union / Uniunea Salvați România
    • Leader: Nicuşor DAN
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Population and number of registered voters:

·         Population: 21,599,736 (July 2016 est.)

·         Registered Voters: 18,280,994 (2014)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 11,090,262 (July 2016 est.)

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

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

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 13 (7.39%)

·         Human Development Index Position: 52

·         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: 4,903,499 (est.)


[1] These elections will be held according to new rules following a 2015 amendment to the constitution lowering the number of parliamentarians to 134 senators, 308 deputies, 18 minority deputies, and 6 representatives of Romanians abroad for a total of 466 members.