National Liberal Party (PNL) candidate President Klaus Iohannis obtained 39 percent of the votes in Sunday's presidential elections, Social Democratic Party (PSD) representative Viorica Dancila - 22.5 percent, and USR PLUS candidate Dan Barna - 16.4 percent, according to the exit poll of the CURS Urban and Regional Sociology Centre and the Avangarde Socio-Behavioural Studies Group.
According to the exit-poll results, the candidates ranking next are:
Mircea Diaconu - the UN OM Alliance: 7.9 percent
Theodor Paleologu - People's Movement Party: 6.1 percent
Kelemen Hunor - Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania: 3.9 percent
Ramona-Ioana Bruynseels - Party of Humanist Power: 1.9 percent
Alexandru Cumpanasu - independent: 1.2 percent
Viorel Catarama - Liberal Right: 0.3 percent
Catalin Ivan - Alternative for National Dignity: 0.2 percent
Ninel Peia -The Romanian People Party: 0.2 percent
Bogdan Marian Stanoevici - independent: 0.2 percent
Sebastian-Constantin Popescu - The New Romania Party: 0.1 percent
John-Ion Banu - The Romanian Nation Party: 0.1 percent
According to CURS-Avangarde, the data is valid for 19.30 hrs and only for the polling station on the Romanian territory, without taking into account the polling stations from abroad.
"The results presented did not take into account the distribution of the diaspora vote, which could influence the hierarchy. We estimate that the diaspora votes will bring about 3 percent more for Klaus Iohannis and Dan Barna," according to CURS-Avangarde representatives.
The sample consisted of 400 polling stations and over 500 interview operators were used. The number of interviewees was over 22,000. The rate of refusal to respond was over 19 percent, and the margin for error is +/- 2.5 percent, at a confidence level of 95 percent.