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Brussels, 14 December 2012
Statement from President Barroso following the publication of the official results of the Romanian elections of 9th December 2012
President Barroso congratulates Victor Ponta for his electoral victory and that of the USL coalition. The Romanian people have made a clear choice in a democratic way.
President Barroso looks forward to working with Prime Minister Victor Ponta and President Basescu, during the coming challenging years, to promote the necessary reforms in Romania's and Europe's interest.
President Barroso welcomes the commitment by all Romania's political actors to consolidating the rule of law and respecting democratic checks and balances.