Polls have opened in Romania, where parliamentary elections are taking place.
Opinion polls suggest the leftist Social Liberal Union party of Prime Minister Victor Ponta will win a majority of the seats.
However, commentators say President Traian Basescu may use his powers to ask one of his own allies to try to form a government.
The two have been embroiled in a feud since Ponta tried and failed to impeach the center-right Basescu in July.
Voter turnout is expected to be less than 50 percent, a sign, commentators say, of general dissatisfaction among Romanians with the country's political class.
Romania, one of Europe's poorest countries, is struggling to recover from a deep recession.
Based on reporting by Reuters and Al-Jazeera