Romanian presidential election, 2014

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Romanian presidential election, 2014
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  Victor Ponta Feb 2014 (cropped).jpg Klausjohannis2005.jpg Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu at a government meeting.jpg
Nominee Victor Ponta[1] Klaus Iohannis Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu

  Elena Udrea.jpg Kelemen Hunor.jpg Monica Macovei MEP (1).jpg
Nominee Elena Udrea Hunor Kelemen Monica Macovei[2]
Party PMP UDMR Independent

President before election

Traian Băsescu

Elected President


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A presidential election will take place in Romania in 2014. The election will be held in two rounds, on 2 and 16 November 2014, as decided by the government in February.[3]


Election will be held in 2014 because, according to the Article 83 of the Constitution of Romania, the "term of office of the President of Romania is five years, being exercised from the date the oath was taken".[4] The last presidential election was held in 2009 and Traian Băsescu was sworn in for his second term on 21 December 2009. He is ineligible for a third term according to the Constitution.


As of August 2014, there are 14 would-be candidates, more than in previous elections, of which seven run as independents.

Candidate Sustaining party
Victor Ponta Social Democratic Union
Klaus Iohannis Christian Liberal Alliance
(PNL • PDL • FC)
Elena Udrea People's Movement Party
Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu Liberal Reformist Party
Monica Macovei Independent
Hunor Kelemen Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania
Corneliu Vadim Tudor Independent
Gheorghe Funar Independent
Ioan Ghișe Independent
Dan Diaconescu People's Party – Dan Diaconescu
Zsolt Szilágyi Hungarian People's Party of Transylvania
Remus Cernea Independent
Teodor Meleșcanu Independent
Marian Bătăiosu Independent

First round[edit]

A first round will be held on 2 November. If no candidate will get 50% + 1 of the votes, a second round will be held two weeks later, on 16 November.

Opinion polls[edit]

Poll source Date(s) administered Sample size Victor Ponta (PSD) Crin Antonescu (PNL) Mihai Răzvan Ungureanu (FC) Cătălin Predoiu (PDL) Corneliu Vadim Tudor (PRM) Kelemen Hunor (UDMR) Dan Diaconescu (PP-DD) Other
INSCOP[5] 16–21 January 2014 1,054 29.8% 22.4% 11.3% 5.8% 4.5% 4.4% 1.8% 20%
CSCI[6] 23–26 April 2014 1,100 Increase 40% Decrease 12% Increase 14% Increase 6% Increase 8% Increase 5% Increase 6% 9%
INSCOP[7] 1–7 May 2014 1,056 Increase 41.7% Increase 20.7% Increase 17.1% Increase 8.6% Decrease 4.6% Decrease 3.8% Decrease 3.5%
INSCOP[8] 1–6 July 2014 1,055 Increase 43.6% Increase Replaced by Klaus Iohannis (31.2%) Decrease 9.6% Decrease 2.8% Decrease 3.5% Decrease 2.2% 7.1%


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