Parliamentary Elections 2016: Patriarch of Romania votes in Bucharest

Patriarch of Romania votes in Bucharest, parilamentary elections 2016

Aurelian Iftimiu Basicila News Agency – 15/12/16

Romanians voted Sunday, 11 December 2016, the parliamentarians that would represent them in the next four years.

His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, voted Sunday evening in Bucharest, at polling station no. 648.

After casting his vote, His Beatitude offered small icons to those present.

The Romanian Parliament is bicameral: it comprises the Chamber of Deputies (Camera deputaţilor) and the Senate (Senatul). The two assemblies are renewed every four years.

The Romanian electoral law was modified on 20 July 2015. From now on the lower chamber comprises 308 members (one MP for 73,000 people and 122 less than the number elected four years ago in 2012) appointed by proportional vote within 43 constituencies: 41 represent Romania’s counties with 279 seats, one represents the capital, which has 29 seats and finally the last represents Romanians abroad and it has four seats.