General elections in Romania likely to take place on Dec 11

Government officials have started negotiations with political leaders about the date of the next general elections in Romania and talks are showing high probability for the race to take place on Dec 11, political sources have told local newswire Mediafax. The government has proposed also Dec 4 as a potential date but the likelihood the elections to take place then is smaller because of proximity to the national holiday Dec 1. The negotiations are still continuing but the government intends to arrive at the decision as soon as possible, the sources also said. Romania is currently run by a technocrat government after the leftist government led by Victor Ponta collapsed by the end of last year. Latest polls have shown that the two mainstream parties, rightist PNL and leftist PSD, have similar support of about 37-38%.

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