Romania

Electoral system*: Proportional representation

Threshold*: political parties – 5%

Frequency of Parliamentary elections: 4 years

Compulsory voting: No

Minimum age for voting*: 18

Minimum age for running*: 23

Quota type: Voluntary party quota

Percentage of women candidates*: -

Percentage of women elected*: 20,7%

Percentage of Members of parliament under age 30**: 6,4%

Voter registration: Passive

Voter turnout: 39,5%

(Parliamentary Elections, 11 December 2016)

Voting abroad: Yes

by voting at embassies/consulates and postal voting


E-voting: No


Electoral Management Body (EMB):

The Permanent Electoral Authority

VOTA Database (Venice Commission / Mexican Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judiciary - TEPJF):

Legislation and documents of the Venice Commission in the electoral field for Romania


*Information related to Parliamentary Elections or to the lower house of the Parliament

** Source: Study about youth participation in national parliaments 2018