Jul 302012

Referendum 2012: OFFICIAL RESULTS 30 July 2012 at 10:00 a.m!!!

Romanian suspended President Traian Basescu seems to survive the second referendum in 5 years, thus proving that he has more support than his opponents believed.

The Central Election Bureau (BEC) released on Monday at 10:00 a.m. the first partial official results of the Romania’s impeachment referendum over President Basescu’s dismissal.

According to BEC, 46.13% of Romanians registered on electoral lists voted on Sunday from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. Percentage of valid votes Yes – 87.55% No – 11.12%, annulled votes – 1.31%.

The 46.13% figure is lower than the 50% + 1 threshold set by the Constitutional Court (CCR) and required to suspend Basescu.

BEC announced the preliminary results at 10:00 after collecting data from 97.52% of all polling stations.

The total number of Romanian with voting right: 17,984,621. The turnout number was 8,297,135, thus representing 46.13% of all listed. Valid ballots cast with YES – 7,264,819, representing 87.55% of those who voted. Valid votes cast with NO – 923,147, representing 11.12%. Number of invalid votes – 109,169, representing 1.31%.

A simple calculation shows that 40% of Romania’s population with voting right agreed to suspend their elected president Basescu

The data presented hereby included also the results from polling stations abroad.