ElectionGudie

Nov. 28, 2004 Held

10,787,747
Voted
Romania

Romania

Election for Camera Deputaţilor (Romanian Chamber of Deputies)

Results

55%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:10,787,747
Valid Votes:10,188,106
Invalid Votes:599,641

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the Humanist Party of Romania (PUR) 57 - 3,798,607

37.13%

Justice and Truth Alliance 49 - 3,250,663

31.77%

Great Romanian Party 21 - 1,394,698

13.63%

Others - - 1,150,399

11.24%

Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania 10 - 637,109

6.23%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

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

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ion ILIESCU
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Adrian NASTASE
  • Assembly: Romania has a bicameral Parliament (Parlament) consisting of the Senate (Senat) with 140 seats and the Chamber of Deputies (Adunarea Deputatilor) with 345 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-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) 345 members are elected by popular vote via proportional representation.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Bloc: Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the Humanist Party of Romania (PUR)*
    • Leader: Adrian NASTASE and Dan VOICULESCU
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 57
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 65
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 132
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 155
  • Alliance: Justice and Truth Alliance / Dreptate si Adevar (DA)**
    • Leader: Theodor STOLOJAN and Traian BASESCU
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 49
    • Seats won in last Senate election: N/A
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 112
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: N/A
  • Party: Great Romanian Party / Partidul Romania Mare (PRM)
    • Leader: Corneliu Vadim TUDOR
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 21
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 37
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 48
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 84
  • Party: Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania (UDMR)
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 10
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 12
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 38
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 27

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 21,451,748 (2004)
  • Registered Voters: 18,316,104 (2004)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 10,984,583 (2004)

·         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: 38 (House of Deputies); 13 (Senate) following the 2004 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: 3,217,762 (est.)