Romanian PM Dancila gets party nod to run for president

Romanian PM Dancila gets party nod to run for president
# 24 August 2019 16:08 (UTC +04:00)

Romania’s ruling Social Democrats (PSD) on Saturday confirmed Prime Minister Viorica Dancila as the party’s candidate in a Nov. 10 presidential election that polls show the incumbent centrist Klaus Iohannis winning comfortably, APA reports citing Reuters.

The latest voter surveys show Iohannis garnering about 42% of the votes, followed by four other contenders on 10-13%, with Dancila trailing in sixth place on about 8%.

Dancila said, however, the “real opinion poll is only the election day.”

“I’m much stronger than all those men (politicians) shouting from the sidelines. I became Romania’s first female prime minister, I will become Romania’s first female president,” said Dancila — a protégé of former leader Liviu Dragnea, who is serving a three-and-a-half-year jail term for corruption.

About 1,000 PSD members gathered at a party congress on Saturday and voted unanimously to pick Dancila as the party’s sole candidate.

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