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November 19, 1996 | From Reuters
President-elect Emil Constantinescu pledged a new era of reforms Monday and won Western backing to guide his country toward the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the European Union after his historic defeat of ex-Communists. With 96% of the vote counted, Constantinescu, who turns 57 today, held a 54%-46% lead over President Ion Iliescu.
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November 19, 1996 | From Reuters
President-elect Emil Constantinescu pledged a new era of reforms Monday and won Western backing to guide his country toward the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the European Union after his historic defeat of ex-Communists. With 96% of the vote counted, Constantinescu, who turns 57 today, held a 54%-46% lead over President Ion Iliescu.
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November 18, 1996 | Associated Press
Romanians appeared Sunday to have opted for a new start, with exit polls suggesting they elected a newcomer to the presidency over the wily ex-Communist who led them through the first years of democracy. Results were not expected until this afternoon. But exit polls aired on private and state television just after voting ended at midnight suggested that Emil Constantinescu had defeated incumbent Ion Iliescu.
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November 18, 1996 | Associated Press
Romanians appeared Sunday to have opted for a new start, with exit polls suggesting they elected a newcomer to the presidency over the wily ex-Communist who led them through the first years of democracy. Results were not expected until this afternoon. But exit polls aired on private and state television just after voting ended at midnight suggested that Emil Constantinescu had defeated incumbent Ion Iliescu.
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October 12, 1992 | Associated Press
President Ion Iliescu was projected to win a runoff election Sunday that pitted the former Communist minister against a reformist challenger for the presidency, state radio reported early today. Iliescu had 58.05% of the vote compared with 41.95% for Emil Constantinescu, according to the projections. Final results are expected later in the week.
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December 15, 1999 | Associated Press
Moving to end a governance crisis, Romania's dismissed prime minister announced Tuesday that he was abandoning a fight to keep his job after he was fired in a move that some legal experts said was unconstitutional. President Emil Constantinescu dismissed Radu Vasile, 57, early Tuesday, claiming that he was unable to carry out his duties as premier.
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December 13, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A reformist government forged from a political deal to overturn Romania's post-Communist legacy took office after parliament backed its pledges to speed up market-oriented change. "This is another kind of government, capable and willing to change Romania's fate," Prime Minister Victor Ciorbea said after taking the oath of office.
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November 5, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
With more than half the votes counted from elections in Yugoslavia, the leftist alliance uniting Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic's ruling Socialists with the neo-Communists led by his wife, Mirjana Markovic, had 48% of the total, or twice the percentage polled by the four-party opposition coalition. However, the opposition did dent Milosevic's hold on local posts.
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October 12, 1992 | Times Wire Services
Incumbent President Ion Iliescu was strongly favored in a runoff election Sunday that pitted the former Communist against a challenger who promises to speed democratic and economic reform. Polling began before dawn in blustery and wet autumn weather. Only 60% of the 16.4 million eligible voters had cast ballots by 6 p.m. Most polling booths remained open just three more hours. Preliminary results are expected today, with final results coming later in the week.
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March 31, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Prime Minister Victor Ciorbea resigned, saying he aimed to end a political crisis that had rocked his coalition government for three months and threatened overdue market reforms. "I chose the unilateral solution to end this crisis," Ciorbea said in a live televised speech. President Emil Constantinescu appointed Interior Minister Gavril Dejeu to take over in a caretaker capacity.
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January 20, 1999 | From Associated Press
Thousands of Romanian coal miners climbed over police barricades and clashed with special forces Tuesday as they marched toward the capital to protest low wages and possible layoffs. At least 15 people were reported injured. Police sprayed tear gas and threw smoke bombs to try to stop waves of miners--an estimated 10,000 strong--as they moved toward Bucharest, about 150 miles to the east.
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November 4, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
Bulgarian opposition candidate Petar Stoyanov was the clear favorite over Socialist candidate Ivan Marazov as their countrymen chose a new president Sunday. The elections were seen as a gauge of the level of public anger with crime and economic woes. With 25% of the vote counted, the official BTA news agency said Stoyanov had 61.9% of the vote to 38.1% for Marazov. Official results are expected by Wednesday.
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