European Parliament election, 2009 (Romania)

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Romanian European Parliament election, 2009
Romania
2007 ←
7 June 2009 → 2014

All 33 seats of Romania in the European Parliament
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Mircea Geoană Emil Boc Crin Antonescu
Party PSD PDL PNL
Leader since 23 April 2005 15 December 2007 21 March 2009
Last election 10 16 (13 + 3) 6
Seats won 11 10 5
Seat change Increase1 Decrease6 Decrease1
Popular vote 1,504,218 1,438,000 702,974
Percentage 31.07% 29.71% 14.52%
Swing Increase7.96% Decrease12.54%† Increase1.08%
Head list Adrian Severin Theodor Stolojan Norica Nicolai
EP Group PES EPP-ED ALDE

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Leader Béla Markó Corneliu Vadim Tudor
Party UDMR PRM
Leader since 1993 June 1991
Last election 2 0
Seats won 3 3
Seat change Increase1 Increase3
Popular vote 431,739 419,094
Percentage 8.92% 8.65%
Swing Increase3.40% Increase4.50%
Head list László Tőkés Corneliu Vadim Tudor
EP Group EPP-ED

The European Parliament election of 2009 in Romania was the election of the delegation from Romania to the European Parliament in 2009.

Candidates and elected MEPs[edit]

Among those expected to take up seats[1] are (listed in the order they appear on the ballot[2]):

For the Alliance PSD+PC (electoral alliance of PSD + PC):

  1. Adrian Severin, 55 years old
  2. Rovana Plumb, 49 years old
  3. Ioan-Mircea Paşcu, 60 years old
  4. Silvia Adriana Ţicău, 39 years old
  5. Daciana-Octavia Sârbu, 32 year old
  6. Corina Creţu, 32 years old
  7. Victor Boştinaru, 57 years old
  8. Sabin Cutaş, 41 years old, the only one from PC
  9. Cătălin Ivan, 31 years old
  10. Ioan Enciu, 56 years old, and
  11. Vasilica Dăncilă, 46 years old

For the Democratic Liberal Party:

  1. Theodor Stolojan, 66 years old
  2. Monica Macovei, 50 years old
  3. Traian Ungureanu, 51 years old
  4. Cristian Preda, 43 years old
  5. Marian-Jean Marinescu, 57 years old
  6. Iosif Matula, 51 years old
  7. Sebastian Bodu, 39 years old
  8. Petru Luhan, 32 years old
  9. Rareş Niculescu, 33 years old
  10. Oana Antonescu, 30 years old, and
  11. Elena Băsescu, 29 years old; ran separately as an independent.[3]

For the National Liberal Party:

  1. Norica Nicolai, 51 years old
  2. Adina Vălean, 41 years old
  3. Renate Weber, 54 years old
  4. Ramona Mănescu, 37 years old, and
  5. Cristian Buşoi, 31 years old

For the Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania:

  1. László Tőkés, 57 years old
  2. Iuliu Winkler, 45 years old, and
  3. Csaba Sógor, 45 years old

For the Greater Romania Party:

  1. Corneliu Vadim Tudor, 60 years old,
  2. Gigi Becali, 51 years old, and
  3. Claudiu Ciprian Tănăsescu, 44 years old

The other three electoral candidates did not pass the threshold:

Opinion polls[edit]

Polling Firm Date Source PDL PSD - PC PNL PNG PRM UDMR Elena Băsescu Others Undecided
Insomar 26/03-05/04/2009 [1] 33% 31% 15% 2% 5% 7% 6% 1% N/A
BCS 6-14/04/2009 [2] 32,6% 26,6% 17,7% N/A 6,8% 5,5% 4,4% N/A N/A
CURS 8-16/04/2009 [3] 26% 30% 19% N/A 7% 7% 4% N/A N/A
CCSB 18-22/04/2009 [4], [5] 31% 30% 16% N/A 8% 5% 8% N/A N/A
CSOP 24-27/04/2009 [6] 35% 31% 16% N/A 6% 7% 4% 1% N/A
GSS 3-5/05/2009 [7] 29.6% 31.1% 16.6% 4.5% 4.8% 5.9% 3% 3% N/A
Insomar 30/04-05/05/2009 [8] 30,8% 30,9% 18% N/A 6,2% 7,9% 4,2% N/A N/A
Gallup 5-9/05/2009 [9] 31% 31% 21% 4% 6% 5% N/A 2% N/A

Results[edit]

e • d Summary of the 7 June 2009 European Parliament election results in Romania
Party Votes % of votes Seats 2007
Seating
Change
National Party/Independent Candidate EU Party EP Group
Alliance PSD+PC (Social Democratic Party + Conservative Party)
(Alianța Politică Partidul Social Democrat + Partidul Conservator)
PES S&D 1,504,218 31.07% 11 10 Increase1
Democratic Liberal Party
(Partidul Democrat Liberal)
EPP EPP Group 1,438,000 29.71% 10 16[a] Decrease6
National Liberal Party
(Partidul Național Liberal)
ELDR ALDE 702,974 14.52% 5 6 Decrease1
Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania
(Uniunea Democrată a Maghiarilor din România)
EPP EPP Group 431,739 8.92% 3 2[b] Increase1
Greater Romania Party
(Partidul România Mare)
NI 419,094 8.65% 3 0 Increase3
Elena Băsescu[d] EPP Group 204,280 4.22% 1 0 Increase1
Christian-Democratic National Peasants' Party
(Partidul Național Țărănesc Creștin Democrat)
EPP 70,428 1.45%
Pavel Abraham 49,864 1.03%
Civic Force
(Forța Civică)
19,436 0.40%
Valid votes 4,840,032 96.12%
Null (invalid) votes 194,621 3.86%
Total: 18,197,316 expected voters (turnout 27.67%) 5,035,297 100% 33 35[c] –2
Notes
  1. ^ In the 2007 Romanian EP byelection, the Democratic Party won 13 seats, and the Liberal Democratic Party 3 seats. In December 2007 – January 2008, PD changed its name into Democratic Liberal Party, and fused with PLD.
  2. ^ Only the seats that Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania won in the 2007 Romanian EP byelection are listed.
  3. ^ In the 2007 Romanian EP byelection László Tőkés ran as an independent, and, for the 2004–2009 EP legislature stood in the EG-EFA Group. For this election, László Tőkés runs on the UDMR list.
  4. ^ Elena Băsescu re-joined PD-L after the exit-poll results where published.
Source: Biroul Electoral Central
Map of results: the party with a plurality of votes in each county
  PSD
  PDL
  UDMR

The European Parliament election results confirmed the recent tendency that Romania's political scene is slowly but certainly transforming into one with two major parties. While country-wide each of the two paries has won slightly less than 1/3 of the votes (in the end each got 1/3 of the seats in the EP), the two became the main political contestants in almost every county. Discounting the votes received by Elena Băsescu who afterwards re-joined PDL, PSD won the first place in 17 counties (with PDL arriving second in all of them), and PDL won the first place in 18 counties (with PSD arriving second in all of them but one).

UDMR, forth-largest party county-wide, won the first place in six counties, trailed in the second place five times by PSD, and one time by PDL. PNL, the third largest party county-wide rose above that level only in Ilfov County, where it obtained the second place after PDL. PRM, the fifth party, was unable to arrive first or second in any of Romania's counties.

Results by county[edit]

PSD first, PDL second: UDMR first, PSD or PDL second: PDL first, PSD second:
Argeş (PSL 41.42%, PDL 26%) Bihor (UDMR 27.53%, PDL 23.66%) Arad (PDL 40.96%, PSD 21.09%)
Bacău (PSD 31.88%, PDL 29.15%) Covasna (UDMR 82.41%, PSD 6.19%) Alba (PDL 44.45%, PSD 22.35%)
Brăila (PSD 40.95%, PDL 24.32%) Harghita (UDMR 89.4%, PSD 3.4%) Bistriţa-Năsăud (PDL 37.02%, PSD 34.86%)
Constanţa (PSD 34.64%, PDL 27.83%) Mureş (UDMR 49.30%, PSD 15.70%) Botoşani (PDL 33.40%, PSD 32.63%)
Dâmboviţa (PSD 43.01%, PDL 36.23%) Satu Mare (UDMR 39.64%, PSD 20.61%) Braşov (PDL 33.33%, PSD 22.61%)
Dolj (PSD 39.20%, PDL 36.56%) Sălaj (UDMR 29.55%, PSD 25.34%) Buzău (PDL 33.3%, PSD 31.9%)
Galaţi (PSD 42.44%, PDL 26.95%) Caraş-Severin (PDL 35.26%, PSD 29.86%)
Gorj (PSD 34.26%, PDL 30.55%) PDL first, PNL or UDMR second: Călăraşi (PDL 29.3%, PSD 27.9%)
Hunedoara (PSD 28.56%, PDL 21.73%) Ilfov (PDL 40.32%, PNL 23.91%) Giurgiu (PDL 39.8%, PSD 27.2%)
Ialomiţa (PSD 44.8%, PDL 28.4%) Cluj (PDL 31.01%, UDMR 22.51%) Maramureş (PDL 29.52%, PSD 25.24%)
Iaşi (PSD 37.63%, PDL 25.20%) Neamţ (PDL 41.91%, PSD 32%)
Mehedinţi (PSD 37.03%, PDL 35.60%) Prahova (PDL 36.77%, PSD 24.59%)
Olt (PSD 47.59%, PDL 32.16%) Sibiu (PDL 33.93%, PSD 32.06%)
Teleorman (PSD 51.68%, PDL 22.27%) Suceava (PDL 39.50%, PSD 28.81%)
Vaslui (PSD 45.80%, PDL 21.25%) Timiş (PDL 38.32%, PSD 27%)
Vâlcea (PSD 39.56%, PDL 25.27%) Tulcea (PDL 39.1%, PSD 28.8%)
Vrancea (PSD 48.47%, PDL 21.24%)

In the capital city of Bucharest, PDL won with 28.28% of the votes, with PSD in second with 27.87%. Four of the six sectors of the city were won by PDL and two by PSD, with the other party in second place:

PSD first, PDL second PDL first, PSD second
4th Sector (PSL 29.94%, PDL 28.61%) 1st Sector (PDL 28.28%, PSD 26.49%)
5th Sector (PSL 38.55%, PDL 22.16%) 2nd Sector (PDL 30.62%, PSD 25.21%)
3rd Sector (PDL 30.62%, PSD 23.90%)
6th Sector (PDL 38.11%, PSD 25.68%)

†Combined 2007 vote of Democratic Party (Romania) and Liberal Democratic Party (Romania) before merger

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