This is the tenth year I coauthor with Razvan Zaharia the report on Romania for the Political Data Yearbook, which has been published by the leading European Journal of Political Research for over a decade. We started the first report in 2007, writing on political developments that marked Romania during the preceding year. It was an interesting journey for us, and a huge responsibility for the editors, who gathered a distinguished group of contributors writing on most countries in Europe, North America, and Australia. We hope the report and the data meticulously included in it each year assist government officials, political analysts, researchers and graduate students in understanding that country. I’ve been told that data on cabinet composition and elections for all countries included in the PDY has been widely used for analysis. We are glad Romania is included, and glad to be part of this group!

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