Klaus Iohannis set to become Romanian president
November 17 , 2014
Romania’s Prime Minister and Social Democrat Leader Victor Ponta has admitted defeat in the presidential election run-off to Klaus Iohannis, a mayor of Germany ethnicity, according to media reports.
Ponta said he called up Iohannis, the center-right candidate, and “congratulated him.”
Exit polls had predicted a close finish.
Tackling corruption will be high on the new president’s agenda.
Ponta was quoted as saying that he won’t resign as prime minister despite the electoral setback.