Romania: A German president

Klaus Iohannis, candidate for the Liberal Christian Alliance, won Romania’s presidential election in a second-round vote on 16 November.

According to partial official results, the former mayor of Sibiu obtained 54.66 per cent of votes, against 45.53 per cent for his rival, Prime Minister Victor Ponta (Social Democratic Party).

To mark the occasion, Adevărul bears the headline “Klaus Iohannis elected president. Guten morgen Roumania!”, reflecting the new head of state’s Transylvanian Saxon identity. The daily also notes that Iohannis,

a very discreet germanophone, professor of physics and mayor of Sibiu for 16 years, has the support of German chancellor Angela Merkel.

Full article: Romania: A German president (VOXeurop)

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