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#PresidentialElection2019 Dancila, about the 2,000 envelopes for 2nd round: 'We are filing a complaint'

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PSD's (Social Democratic Party) presidential candidate Viorica Dancila stated in Targu-Jiu on Friday, with respect to the 2,000 envelopes with votes by correspondence registered for the second round of the election, that PSD is going to challenge this.

"We will challenge this. This isn't normal, we don't know who will enter the second round and I believe that we need more transparency, and I also believe that sending two ballot papers at once to all candidates, for both election rounds, isn't a good thing," said Dancila.

The spokesperson for the Permanent Electoral Authority (AEP), Anamaria Revnic-Calugarita, told AGERPRES on Friday that there were 2,000 envelopes received by the authority with votes by correspondence meant for the second round of the election, which will be opened on November 24, in the evening.

"We also received 2,000 envelopes with votes by correspondence that we are going to open in the evening of November 24, after 9.00 pm, for they were meant for the second round of the election. In such cases in which the voter's choice is not valid in the second round, meaning that the respective candidate did not reach the second round of the election, the vote will be canceled, it is deemed as null," said Revnic-Calugarita.

She also mentioned that voters who chose to vote by correspondence received both envelopes with both ballot papers for both election rounds. "We wouldn't have had enough time to send them after the Constitutional Court validated the result of the elections, with the two candidates that reached the second round, so that's why we sent them already, in advance, with the ballot papers having the same format. However, the voters should have waited for the second round and then vote and send the envelope, after knowing who are the candidates who reached the second round," explained the AEP spokesperson.

Once the envelop registered, the citizens can no longer vote. Revnic-Calugarita mentioned that instructions for the vote by correspondence are very clear.

"The voters are recommended to vote for the second round after they know the two candidates who actually reached the second round," said the spokesperson.



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