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Klaus Iohannis set to become Romanian president

  • 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.

     

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