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Romanian vote raises fraud concerns

[JURIST] The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has raised concerns about possible fraud in Sunday's parliamentary and presidential elections in Romania. The OSCE, which had 18 international observers from 13 countries at the polls, flagged the possibility that some people voted more than once and said there were problems with the misuse of voter cards. As of now, with around half of the vote counted, the Social Democrats (PSD; official website in Romanian) have a small lead over the centrist opposition party Justice and Truth Alliance. The opposition party estimates the level of fraud to be at three-to-four percent has called for an inquiry into voting irregularities. Read the OSCE press release here. The website for the Romanian Central Election Bureau is here (in Romanian); the Bureau is reporting rolling vote totals here. BBC News has more.

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