Romanian mayor Iohannis claims shock victory in presidential vote

Romanian mayor Klaus Iohannis claimed a surprise win over Prime Minister Victor Ponta in an unexpectedly close presidential runoff Sunday, after early exit polls put the outcome on a knife edge.

Bucharest: Romanian mayor Klaus Iohannis claimed a surprise win over Prime Minister Victor Ponta in an unexpectedly close presidential runoff Sunday, after early exit polls put the outcome on a knife edge.

"We`ve won!" the 55-year-old liberal and ethnic German Iohannis wrote on his Facebook page shortly after Ponta, who had been widely tipped to win, conceded defeat and congratulated his conservate opponent.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by clicking this link

Close