ElectionGudie

Nov. 26, 2000 Held

11,559,458
Voted
Romania

Romania

Election for Senat (Romanian Senate)

Results

62%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:11,559,458
Valid Votes:10,891,910
Invalid Votes:653,834

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Party of Social Democracy of Romania - Social Democratic Party 65 4,040,212

37.09%

'Romania Mare' Party 37 2,288,483

21.01%

Other parties - - 2,172,087

19.94%

Democratic Party 13 825,437

7.58%

National Liberal Party 13 814,381

7.48%

Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania 12 751,310

6.90%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 140 seats in the Senate (Senat)

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 Senate election: 65
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 47
  • Party: 'Romania Mare' Party (PRM)
    • Leader: Corneliu VADIM TUDOR
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 37
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 8
  • Party: Democratic Party (PD)
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 13
    • Seats won in last Senate election: N/A
  • Party: National Liberal Party (PNL)
    • Leader: Mircea Ionescu QUINTUS and Valeriu STOICA
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 13
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 22
  • Party: Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania (UDMR)
    • Leader: Bel MARK
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 12
    • Seats won in last Senate election: 11
  • Party: Other parties
    • Seats won in this Senate election: 0
    • Seats won in last Senate 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.)