Thousands protest voting difficulties for Romanians abroad a week before presidential runoff

November 9, 2014 7:00 AM

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Thousands protest voting difficulties for Romanians abroad a week before presidential runoff

A man holds the Romanian flag and shouts slogans next to a gendarme negotiator during a rally in support of fellow citizens living abroad, in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. According to local media, about 500 protesters took to the streets, in Bucharest, in support of fellow citizens living abroad and to protest against Romanian Prime Minister and presidential candidate of the ruling Social Democracy Party (PSD), Victor Ponta. After the first round of the presidential elections, angry protests broke out in London and Paris after Romanians said they were unable to vote there, despite waiting in line for hours. Voters also complained of being unable to vote in Munich and Vienna. 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/Andreea Alexandru, Mediafax) ROMANIA OUT (The Associated Press)

A woman wearing a T-shirt which reads: "I want a country like outside", attends a rally with others in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. About 500 people took to the street in support of their fellow citizens, living abroad, who couldn't vote for the first round of the presidential electio...

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