Sunday took place the first round of the Presidential Elections in Romania. However, thousands of Romanian Citizens living in the EU were not able to vote, because of the very bad coordination of the whole voting process. The opposition and EU diplomats accused the Socialist PM of Romania, Victor Ponta, of boycotting purposely the election process, as it is a well known fact and confirmed by the previous elections, that Romanians living abroad tend to mostly vote for the center-right wing parties and candidates.
German MP and President of the Commission for European Affairs at the Bundestag, Gunther Krichbaum, sent a letter to the European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, saying that polling stations abroad got instructions to prevent Romanians from voting for the Right wing candidates in the Sunday’s presidential elections.
"So, polling stations subordinated to the Social Democrat Romanian Government have received clear indications from Bucharest to block the votes favoring the center-right candidates. This is not acceptable for a EU member state and the European Commission has to condemn the situation” the German MP concluded.
What meassures should the EC take for ensuring better voting conditions in the run-off election on November 16?