Romanian Expats Impact Presidential Race
Foreign influence figured heavily in choosing the Romanian president. Prime Minister Victor Ponta has conceded defeat in a runoff with anti-corruption opponent Klaus Iohannis, an ethnic German. The Romanian diaspora weighed in — thanks to absentee voting and polling places in major European cities — with many of the four million expats seemingly fed up with corruption and the current administration. But while Ponta acknowledged defeat in the presidential race, he said he has no intention of resigning his post as prime minister.