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The 2008 Election Moment. Iasi, the First Uninominal Elections

Keywords: local elections Iasi , uninominal vote , uninominal colleagues.

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In this article we try to present and briefly analyze the local and the parliamentary elections from 2008 in Iasi County. Through this paper we intend to reveal the voters’ expectations in terms of electoral offer, and also the desirable dominant traits of the candidates proposed by the main political parties, through the choices at the polls.The results of these elections have revealed two contradictory features in the options of the electorate: at the local level, we can clearly see a trend of preserving local structures, voters going for the incumbent candidate for the seat of the Mayor and for the County Council they voted for a well- known person, with the highest degree of notoriety, certified by two terms as Mayor of Iasi; while in the general elections, a renewal trend of the Romanian Parliament, long waited as a renewal of the entire political class, was clearly seen.

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