European Parliament election, 2007 (Romania)

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Romania elected its members of the European Parliament for the first time on 25 November 2007;[1][2] the election was initially scheduled for 13 May, but the PM postponed it for domestic political reasons.[3] A referendum on a new voting system was held on the same day.

Pre-election situation[edit]

Romania joined the European Union on 1 January 2007, and was initially represented in the European Parliament by 35 observers as follows:

Party Group Seats
Social Democratic Party PES 12
National Liberal Party ALDE 6
Democratic Party EPP-ED 5
Greater Romania Party ITS/NI 5
Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania EPP-ED 3
Conservative Party ALDE 2
Democratic Forum of Germans in Romania EPP-ED 1
Independent ITS/NI 1

Opinion polls[edit]

Polling Firm Date Source PD PSD PNL PNG PRM UDMR PLD PC Undecided
CURS 1/7/2007 [1] 43% 10% 12% 8% 5% 5% <5% <5% N/A
IMAS 1/8/2007 [2] 31.7% 12.8% 9.4% 9.3% 3.4% 2.7% 2.2% N/A 26.3%
CURS 5/9/2007 [3] 35% 24% 13% 8% 5% 5% <5% <5% N/A
CCSB 21-29/9/2007 [4] 37.2% 21.5% 12.6% 8.4% 5.6% 3.9% <5% 4.1% N/A
Insomar 10-17/10/2007 [5] 42% 19% 13% 5% 5% 5% 3% 3% N/A
IMAS 10-22/10/2007 [6] 37% 18% 16% 8% 6% 6% 5% N/A N/A
CIVIS 24/10/2007 [7] 27.1% 20.7% 20.6% 8.8% 4.8% 4.4% 5.7% 1.9% N/A
ATLE 6-11/11/2007 [8] 33.5% 25.0% 9.5% 5.5% 5.9% 4.9% 4.7% 4.5% N/A
Insomar 8-13/11/2007 [9] 40% 19% 13% 5% 6% 5% 6% 4% N/A
BCS 10-15/11/2007 [10] 35% 23% 14% 5.6% 4% 4% 4.7% 3.3% N/A
ATLE 13-18/11/2007 [11] 32.1% 26.0% 9.5% 4.9% 6.3% 4.6% 5.2% 5.1% N/A
CSOP 17-19/11/2007 [12] 38.2% 19.5% 12.9% 7.3% 4.8% 4.6% 6.2% 2.2% N/A

Results[edit]

Map of the Romanian counties based on the winning party

35 MEPs were appointed by Romania to serve as observers in the Parliament before the country joined in 2007. Since then up until the election, the observers served as full MEPs. The breakdown of parties and their European groupings was as follows:[4]


e • d Summary of the 25 November 2007 Romanian delegation in the European Parliament election results
Party European Party
(or EP Group)
Votes % Seats Previously Change
Democratic Party EPP 1,476,105 28.81 13 5 +8
Social Democratic Party PES 1,184,018 23.11 10 12 –2
National Liberal Party ELDR 688,859 13.44 6 6 ±0
Liberal Democratic Party EPP 398,901 7.78 3 0 +3
Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania EPP 282,929 5.52 2 3 –1
New Generation Party – Christian Democratic None 248,863 4.85 0 0
Greater Romania Party None 212,596 4.15 0 5 –5
László Tőkés (independent) EFA 176,533 3.44 1 0 +1
Conservative Party ALDE 150,385 2.93 0 2 –2
National Initiative Party None 124,829 2.43 0 0
Christian-Democratic National Peasants' Party EPP 71,001 1.38 0 0
Party of the Roma Pro-Europa None 58,903 1.14 0 0
Socialist Alliance Party PEL 28,484 0.55 0 0
Green Party EGP 19,820 0.38 0 0
Valid 5,122,226 95,38  
Invalid 246,555 4,62
Total (turnout 29.46%) 5,370,171 100 35 35 ±0
Source: Biroul Electoral Central


The next election will be in 2009 and the number of seats will be reduced to 33.

References[edit]

  1. ^ People's Daily Online - Romania: Elections for European parliamentarians slated for Nov. 25
  2. ^ Romania Votes in First European Elections
  3. ^ Bulgaria: Romania Postpones European Parliament Elections
  4. ^ Your MEPs : By country/region

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