Birmingham Post : Birmingham had never seen so many voters – but guess who they were voting for..

Romanians queue around Birmingham City Council House for their Presidential elections.

The queue for voting in Romanian President outside the Birmingham Council House.


It was a scene in Birmingham which should delight advocates of democracy – people queueing around the block to cast their vote.

The only downside for those hoping that the huge turnout shows a surge of interest in politics is that the masses of people were deciding who would be the next Romanian president.

For those that took the trouble to turn out the upside is that they’ve got the new President, Klaus Iohannis, for whom a sizable majority of them voted.

The bitter part is that most spent their Sunday queuing for literally hours in order to cast those votes, only to find, almost immediately they got home, that they needn’t have bothered.


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