Romanian general election, 2000

Romanian presidential election, 2000

26 November 2000 (first round)
10 December 2000 (second round)
Turnout 65.3% (first round)
57.5% (second round)

Nominee Ion Iliescu Corneliu Vadim Tudor
Popular vote 6,696,623 3,324,247
Percentage 66.83% 33.17%

President before election

Emil Constantinescu

Elected President

Ion Iliescu

General elections were held in Romania on 26 November 2000, with a second round of the presidential election on 10 December.[1] Former president Ion Iliescu of the Social Democracy Party of Romania (PDSR) was re-elected in the run-off, whilst the PDSR, as part of the Social Democratic Pole of Romania, emerged as the largest party in Parliament, winning 155 of the 345 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and 65 of the 140 seats in the Senate.



Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Ion IliescuSocial Democratic Pole of Romania4,076,27336.46,696,62366.8
Corneliu Vadim TudorGreater Romania Party3,178,29328.33,324,24733.2
Theodor StolojanNational Liberal Party1,321,42011.8
Mugur IsărescuRomanian Democratic Convention1,069,4639.5
György FrundaDemocratic Union of Hungarians in Romania696,9896.2
Petre RomanDemocratic Party334,8523.0
Teodor MeleșcanuAlliance for Romania241,6421.9
Eduard Gheorghe ManoleIndependent133,9911.2
Graziela-Elena BârlăIndependent61,4550.5
Prince Paul of RomaniaParty of National Reconciliation55,2380.5
Ion SasuSocialist Party of Labour38,3750.3
Niculae CerveniRomanian Liberal Democratic Party31,9830.3
Invalid/blank votes346,484163,845
Registered voters/turnout17,699,72765.317,711,75757.5
Source: Nohlen & Stöver



Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Pole of Romania4,040,21237.0965+24
Greater Romania Party2,288,48321.0137+29
Democratic Party825,4377.5813
National Liberal Party814,3817.4813
Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania751,3106.9012+1
Romanian Democratic Convention575,7065.290–53
Alliance for Romania465,5354.270New
Romanian National Unity Party154,7611.420–7
National Liberal Party–Câmpeanu133,0181.220New
Ecologist Party of Romania108,3700.990New
Socialist Party of Labour96,6360.8900
Party of Pensioners of Romania86,4010.7900
Romanian Working Party81,7560.7500
Romanian Liberal Democratic Party61,2340.560New
National Peasant Party55,9700.5100
Party of Romanian Life54,6340.500New
National Democratic Christian Party45,2520.4200
Party of National Reconciliation31,8240.290New
Free Republican Socialist Democratic Party30,9100.280New
New Generation Party27,5760.250New
Democratic Party of Pensioners in Romania and the Diaspora24,3460.220New
Social Democratic Party "Constantin Titel Petrescu"20,4260.190New
Generation 200018,9980.170New
Party of Non-Communists18,8790.170New
Party for the Motherland18,4030.1700
Socialist Party of Romania12,9610.1200
Republican Party12,0940.1100
Democratic Union of Turkish-Muslim Tatars9,2260.0800
Liberal Union–Bratiănu7,3730.070New
Popular Union for Justice Party5,7470.050New
Christian Democratic Union4,0160.0400
Party of the Romanian Revolution2,1460.0200
Christian Centre of the Roma in Romania2,0450.020New
Party of Private Entrepreneurs–Social Democratic Party1,5750.0100
Hungarian Free Democrat Party in Romania4980.0000
International League of the Romanians–Bucharest3430.000New
Invalid/blank votes667,548
Registered voters/turnout17,699,72765.31
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, University of Essex

Chamber of Deputies

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Social Democratic Pole of Romania3,968,46436.61155+64
Greater Romania Party2,112,02719.4884+65
Democratic Party762,3657.0331
National Liberal Party747,2636.8930
Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania736,8636.8027+2
Romanian Democratic Convention546,1355.040–122
Alliance for Romania441,2284.070New
National Liberal Party–Câmpeanu151,5181.400New
Romanian National Unity Party149,5251.380–18
Ecologist Party of Romania101,2560.840New
Socialist Party of Labour91,0270.7100
Party of Pensioners of Romania76,7040.6600
Party of the Roma71,7860.6310
Romanian Working Party68,7180.4800
Romanian Liberal Democratic Party52,4970.450New
National Peasant Party48,4350.4300
Party of Romanian Life46,1290.380New
Democratic Forum of Germans40,8440.3110
National Democratic Christian Party33,4100.3000
Free Republican Socialist Democratic Party32,8110.210New
Party of National Reconciliation22,3760.200New
Union of Armenians of Romania21,3020.2010
Italian Community of Romania21,2630.1910
Democratic Party of Pensioners in Romania and the Diaspora21,0620.190New
Bulgarian Union of Banat–Romania20,0850.181+1
New Generation Party19,6620.160New
Social Democratic Party "Constantin Titel Petrescu"17,7300.160New
Party for the Motherland16,9910.1500
League of Italian Communities in Romania16,2660.140New
Hellenic Union of Romania15,0070.1310
Party of Non-Communists14,1970.120New
Generation 200013,4550.1200
Federation of the Jewish Communities in Romania12,6290.1110
Christian Centre of the Roma in Romania12,1710.110New
Romanian Socialist Party11,9160.1100
Community of the Lippovan Russians in Romania11,5580.1010
Union of Croatians of Romania11,0840.101+1
Republican Party10,8400.1000
League of Albanians of Romania10,5430.101New
Democratic Union of Turkish-Muslim Tatars10,3800.0910
Union of the Ukrainians of Romania9,4040.0810
Association of Macedonians of Romania8,8090.081New
Union of Serbs of Romania8,7480.0710
Bulgarian Cultural Association of Romania8,0920.070New
Cultural Union of Albanians of Romania7,7980.060–1
Cultural Union of Ruthenians of Romania6,9420.061New
Democratic Turkish Union of Romania6,6750.0510
Bratstvo Community of Bulgarians in Romania5,9230.050–1
Democratic Union of Ukrainians in Romania5,8430.0500
Democratic Union of Slovaks and Czechs of Romania5,6860.0510
Union of Poles of Romania5,0550.0410
Turkish Community of Romania3,9530.030New
Liberal Union–Bratiănu3,7600.0300
Hungarian Free Democrat Party of Romania3,5100.0300
Popular Union for Justice Party3,5060.030New
Christian Democratic Union3,3160.0200
Hellenic Community Iasi2,0720.020New
Democratic Union of Croats in Romania2,0590.020New
Prahova Hellenic Community1,9920.0100
Party of the Romanian Revolution1,6230.0100
Union of Poles of Romania 'Dom Polski'1,6190.0100
Union of the Czechs of Romania1,5390.010New
Democratic League of the Croats in Romania1,3290.010New
General Union of the Hutul Ethnicity in Romania1,2250.0000
International League of the Romanians–Bucharest5160.000New
Union of Pavlicheni Bulgarians in Romania4970.000New
Hellenic Union ELPIS Constanta4490.000New
Party of Private Entrepreneurs–Social Democratic Party4010.0000
Invalid/blank votes720,034
Registered voters/turnout17,699,72765.31
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, University of Essex


  1. Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1591 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
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