BUCHAREST Dec 12 Romania's leftist Social
Democrat Party (PSD) won Sunday's parliamentary election with
about 45 percent of votes in both houses of parliament, official
partial results from more than 60 percent of polling stations
showed on Monday.
The centre-right National Liberal Party (PNL) was trailing
on about 20 percent, results by the Central Electoral Bureau
The Save Romania Union party got 9.3 percent, followed by
long-time PSD ally ALDE and the ethnic Hungarians UDMR party
with about 6 percent each, and the PMP party of former president
Traian Basescu with 5.2-5.5 percent.
(Reporting by Radu Marinas and Luiza Ilie; editing by John