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Victor Ponta’s surprise defeat in Romania’s presidential elections could add more volatility to the country’s turbulent party system

Knott, Eleanor ORCID: 0000-0002-9131-3939 and Brett, Daniel (2014) Victor Ponta’s surprise defeat in Romania’s presidential elections could add more volatility to the country’s turbulent party system. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (19 Nov 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Romania held presidential elections on 2 and 16 November, with the country’s Prime Minister, Victor Ponta, being defeated in the second round by Klaus Iohannis. Daniel Brett and Ellie Knott write that while the result came as a surprise for many observers, it reflected wider dissatisfaction with Ponta’s Social Democratic Party among the electorate. They note that Romanian politics is likely to remain highly volatile in the short-term if the anti-corruption and reform efforts advocated by Iohannis come into conflict with the country’s vested interests.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors; Online
Divisions: Government
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Departments > Government
Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2015 10:04
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2019 02:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60238

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