Dec. 11, 2016 Held



Election for Camera Deputaţilor (Romanian Chamber of Deputies)


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:7,261,300
Valid Votes:7,047,384
Invalid Votes:213,916

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Party of Social Democracy of Romania - Social Democratic Party 154 - 3,204,864


National Liberal Party 69 - 1,412,377


Save Romania Union (Uniunea Salvați România) 30 - 625,154


Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania 21 - 435,969


Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (Alianța Liberalilor și Democraților) 20 - 396,386


People's Movement Party (People's Movement Party) 18 - 376,891

Election Results Modified: Feb 08, 2017

General Information

Romania: Chamber of Deputies, 11 December 2016

At stake in this election:

  • 308 seats in the Camera Deputatilor (Chamber of Deputies)

Note on the results: The remaining seats were won by 17 smaller parties who were awarded one each.

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 Chamber of Deputies, 308 members are elected by a party-list proportional representation system, with a 5% threshold for parties and a threshold of 8-10% for electoral alliances. An additional 18 members are elected to represent the needs of minority communities.

Last Election:

  • Elections for the Chamber of Deputies were last held on 9 December 2012. The Social Liberal Union[2] won 273 seats, the Right Romania Alliance[3] won 56, the People’s Party – Dan Diaconescu won 47, and the Hungarian Democratic Alliance of Romania won 18. Additionally, 18 representatives of various ethnic and religious minorities were elected.

Main candidates in the election:

  • Social Democratic Party (PSD)/Partidul Social Democrat
    • Leader: Liviu DRAGNEA
    • Seats won in last election: 126
  • Party of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE)
    • Seats won in last election: 25
  • National Liberal Party (PNL)/Partidul National Liberal
    • Leader: Alina-Ștefania GORGHIU
    • Seats won in last election: 117
  • National Union for the Progress of Romania (UNPR)/ Uniunea Națională pentru Progresul României
    • Leader: Valeriu STERIU
    • Seats won in last election: 34
  • Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania/Uniunea Democratica Maghiara din Romania
    • Leader: Hunor KELEMEN
    • Seats won in last election: 16
  • Save Romania Union (USR)
    • Leader: Nicusor DAN
    • Seats won in last election: 0

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: 55 (13.35%)

·         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 an 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.

[2] The Social Liberal Union consisted of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), the National Liberal Party (PNL), the Conservative Party (PC), and the National Union for the Progress of Romania.

[3] The Right Romania Alliance (ARD) consisted of the Democratic-Liberal part (PD-L), the National Peasant Christian-Democratic Party (PNT-CD), and the Civic Force (FC). 

Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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