He is accredited to Australia and New Zealand and have the residence in Canberra, Australia, but at the moment of the runoff vote start he was in Auckland, New Zealand, in order to take part in a series of official events. Mihai Stuparu exercised his voting right at the polling station 289 in Ponsonby Community Centre, Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday evening, at 8:30 p.m. Romania’s time (7:30 a.m. local time). This is the first polling station opened for the presidential elections second round in Romania.
Ambassador Mihai Stuparu went from Canberra to New Zealand to celebrate Romania’s National Day with the Romanian community in this country, event organized by Romania’s Embassy in collaboration with „Doina” Association of the Romanians in Auckland. Prof. Adina Giurgiu is the president of this association and she was the first casting her ballot in the presidential elections first round, on November 22.
The polling stations in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne – Australia also opened at 10:00 p.m., Romania’s time. According to the law, the polling stations are opened between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. (local time). MAE organized 294 polling stations abroad.