Dec. 10, 2000 Held



Election for Romanian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:10,184,715
Valid Votes:10,020,264
Invalid Votes:160,264

Vote Share by Candidate:

Ion ILIESCU6,696,623


Corneliu VADIM TUDOR3,324,247

Election Results Modified: Oct 23, 2013

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Romania

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 143 seats and the Chamber of Deputies (Adunarea Deputatilor) with 343 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Senate (Senat) 143 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms. In the Chamber of Deputies (Adunarea Deputatilor) 343 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.

Main Candidates in the Second Round of the Presidential race:

    • Party: Party of Social Democracy of Romania - Social Democratic Party / Partidul Democraţiei Sociale din Romania - Partidul Social-Democrat din Romania (PDSR - PSDR)
  • Corneliu VADIM TUDOR
    • Party: Great Romania Party / Partidul Romania Mare (PRM)

Last Presidential election:

  • Presidential elections were last held on November 3, 1996 and November 17, 1996. President Emil CONSTANTINESCU received 54.41% of the runoff vote, thereby defeating Ion ILIESCU who received 45.59%.

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: No

·         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.)

Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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