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Romania: Final Results Presidential Election Announced

  • Ion Lefter

Bucharest, 19 November 1996 (RFE/RL) - Romania's Central Electoral Bureau today announced final results of the second-round voting for president.

The winner, Emil Constantinescu, received 54 percent of the vote; while the incumbent, President Ion Iliescu, received 46 percent.

Our Bucharest correspondent notes that the margin of Constantinescu's victory was larger than expected. Final public opinion polls a week before the second-round vote had shown him leading by about five percentage points.