Elections December 2016 Romania
Elections of 11 December 2016: Surprise really? All results were predictable. PSD rocked the stage with a 46+ score but its leadership’s ‘poker face’ really means that it expected to attain majority by itself so they really take it as a defeat, or rather an unaccomplished success. PNL kept its free-fall, to no one’s surprise. USR is a kiddies’ show. They jump up and down like they just pulled a good prank. The rest – ALDE, PMP, UDMR etc. – they are not really parties but political outfits where-through the real parties can conduct all sorts of machinations. These results would not reset anything on the Romanian political turf. Same game will be played. Maybe with a bit less collusion from the judiciary. Or a bit more. We’ll see!