‘It is an exceptional fact that a large number of people decided to cast their ballots today. The voter turnout, close to 60 percent, indicates that politics is important to Romanians and that they understood that their vote can change things in the country,’ said Johannis. The second remarkable thing, said Johannis, is that alternation in power is becoming a rule, which ‘is a good thing to our young democracy.’
Johannis said he had a phone conversation with Mircea Geoana, whom the exit polls have projected the winner of the presidential election, immediately after the release of the exit polls, mentioning that on Monday they will meet to decide on the next moves to assemble a Government.
‘We will probably meet Mr. Geoana and Crin Antonescu to agree on the next moves. We will meet tomorrow and conduct the first negotiations,’ he said. As regards the possibility of assembling a Government by Christmas, Johannis said that the deadline is ambitious, yet technically possible.