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Thousands Protest Romania Election
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Thousands Protest Romania Election

Thousands of people have protested against the government saying it was making it difficult for Romanians abroad to vote, a week before a presidential runoff.
Romanians in Paris, London, Vienna and elsewhere have said they were unable to vote in the Nov. 2 first round of the presidential race because of long lines, the AP reported.
In response, the government said Friday it would open more polling booths, and other measures to speed up the process, but protesters said it wasn’t enough.
About 5,000 people gathered in Cluj, and hundreds turned out in Bucharest, Constanta and other cities late Saturday shouting “Get out and vote!”
Prime Minister Victor Ponta faces Sibiu Mayor Klaus Iohannis in the Nov. 16 runoff, which Ponta is favored to win. Around 2 million Romanians live abroad.

 

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