However an alliance between the left-wing Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the right-wing Conservative Party (PC) scored better than the PD-L in the public vote by a tiny margin. Nevertheless no party won a majority in Parliament. The PSD+PC won 33.09% in the lower Chamber of Deputies and 34.16% in the upper chamber, the Senate, in the 30 November vote. Meanwhile the PD-L won 32.36 per cent in the vote for the Romanian legislative election, 2008 and 33.57 per cent for the Senate. But the PD-L won 166 seats in the two chambers of Parliament as opposed to the PSD+PC's 163.
|Parties and alliances||Chamber of Deputies||Senate|
|Democratic Liberal Party||2,228,860||32.4||115||+48||2,312,358||33.57||51||+22|
|National Liberal Party||1,279,063||18.6||65||+5||1,291,029||18.74||28||+4|
|Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania||425,008||6.2||22||±0||440,449||6.39||9||–1|
|Greater Romania Party||217,595||3.2||0||–21||245,930||3.57||0||–13|
|New Generation Party||156,901||2.3||0||0||174,519||2.53||0||0|
|Roma Party "Pro Europe"||44,037||0.6||1||–||–||–||–||–|
|Democratic Forum of Germans in Romania||23,190||0.3||1||–||–||–||–||–|
|Federation of Jewish Communities of Romania||22,393||0.3||1||–||–||–||–||–|
|Green Ecologist Party||18,279||0.27||0||–||48,119||0.7||0||–|
|Democratic Union of Slovaks and Czechs in Romania||15,373||0.2||1||–||–||–||–||–|
|Bulgarian Union of the Banat - Romania||14,039||0.2||1||–||–||–||–||–|
|Union of Armenians of Romania||13,829||0.2||1||–||–||–||–||–|
|Democratic Union of Turco-Islamic Tatars of Romania||11,868||0.2||1||–||–||–||–||–|
|Association of Macedonians in Romania||11,814||0.2||1||–||–||–||–||–|
|Union of Serbs of Romania||10,878||0.2||1||–||–||–||–||–|
|Association of Italians of Romania||9,567||0.1||1||–||–||–||–||–|
|Turkish Democratic Union of Romania||9,481||0.1||1||–||–||–||–||–|
|Union of Ukrainians of Romania||9,338||0.1||1||–||–||–||–||–|
|Lipovenian Russian Community of Romania||9,203||0.1||1||–||–||–||–||–|
|Union of Croatians of Romania||9,047||0.1||1||–||–||–||–||–|
|Greek Union of Romania||8,875||0.1||1||–||–||–||–||–|
|League of Albanians of Romania||8,792||0.1||1||–||–||–||–||–|
|Popular and Social Protection Party||8,388||0.1||0||–||10,805||0.16||0||–|
|Union of Poles in Romania||7,670||0.1||1||–||–||–||–||–|
|Cultural Union of Ruthenians of Romania||4,514||0.1||1||–||–||–||–||–|
|Romanian Socialist Party||585||0.0||0||–||445||0.02||0||–|
|National Democratic Christian Party||316||0.0||0||–||1,365||0.02||0||–|
|Party of the European Romania||87||0.0||0||–||–||–||–||–|
|Source: Nohlen & Stöver Central Election Office|
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