Social Democrats in lead in Romania

Social Democrats in lead in RomaniaBUCHAREST, Romania, Nov. 30  -- Exit polls indicated Romanian voters favored the ex-communist Social Democrats in the country's general election Sunday.

The BBC reported that while the ultimate make-up of the next government remained uncertain, exit polls showed the Social Democrat candidates would receive about 36 percent of the vote. The governing National Liberals appeared to have about 20 percent and the party's former allies, the Liberal Democrats, were at about 31 percent, the British network said.

However, there were no official results as yet in Romania's first election since it joined the European Union last year. It's the first time, the 18 million Romanians eligible to vote chose from among individual candidates instead of party lists as they filled seats in the 452-member Parliament. (UPI)