Romanians began voting Sunday morning to choose 33 people who will serve as representatives of the country in the European Parliament for the next five years, Romanian Mediafax agency reported.
A total of over 18 million registered voters are expected to cast ballots between 7:00 am (GMT 0400) and 9:00 pm (GMT 1800) in 18,317 polling stations, of which 190 have been set up abroad.
Elections for the European Parliament started on June 4 and end on June 7. Beside Romanians, voters in France, Germany, Spain and Poland are also expected to elect their MEPs Sunday.
The first official results, that will give a glimpse of the future EU Parliament’s political color, will be released starting 11:00 pm (GMT 2000) after exit-polls published by each EU country.
Voter turnouts are expected to be lower than the 45.5% recorded at the EP election in 2004.