BUCHAREST — Romania’s main opposition Social Democratic Party (PSD) is likely to win the most votes in the country’s quadrennial parliamentary election on Sunday, according to a surprising exit poll jointly launched by poll agencies CURS and Avangarde as voting ended at 9:00 p.m. local time (1900 GMT).
The CURS-Avangarde exit poll showed that PSD would likely garner 30.6 percent and 30.5 percent of the votes, respectively, in the election of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies, over one percentage point more than its main rival — the ruling National Liberal Party. (Romania-Parliamentary Elections)
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MONTEVIDEO — Former Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez died Sunday at the age of 80 from lung cancer, his family confirmed.
“Today, at 3:00 a.m. (local time), while he was resting at home, accompanied by some family and friends, due to his illness, Tabare died,” his son, Alvaro Vazquez, wrote early in the morning on Twitter. (Uruguay-President)
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TEHRAN — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that Iran is ready to rapidly increase oil production and exports.
Iran’s operational capacity as well as its experience makes it possible for an immediate increase in production and sales, Rouhani was quoted as saying by the official IRNA news agency. (Iran-Oil exports)
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LONDON — Negotiators from Britain and the European Union (EU) resumed their talks in Brussels on Sunday in a “final throw of the dice” as they try to secure a post-Brexit trade deal before the Brexit transition period expires at the end of this month.
British chief negotiator David Frost and his EU counterpart Michel Barnier met in a last-ditch effort to resolve the remaining issues in the trade talks as the time is running out. (UK-EU-Brexit Talks) Enditem
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