Romanian presidential runoff sets pugnacious PM against 'civilized' Transylvanian mayor

November 13, 2014 3:15 PM

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Romanian presidential runoff sets pugnacious PM against 'civilized' Transylvanian mayor

Klaus Iohannis leader of Romania's centre-right Liberals and mayor of the Transylvanian city of Sibiu, gestures during a televised debate with Prime Minister and candidate of the ruling Social Democracy Party (PSD), Victor Ponta, that took place in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. An election runoff will be held on Nov. 16., to elect a new leader as President Traian Basescu steps down after 10 years in office. (AP Photo/Octav Ganea, Mediafax) ROMANIA OUT (The Associated Press)

BUCHAREST, Romania – Romania's presidential runoff sees Prime Minister Victor Ponta facing off against Klaus Iohannis, the ethnic German mayor of the Transylvanian city of Sibiu. Ponta, a former prosecutor, led Iohannis by 10 points in the first-round voting on Nov. 2, and polls indicate Ponta is l...

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