Nearly 1 million Romanians from the diaspora abroad have taken part in the vote, with the overwhelming majority supporting Iohannis.
The incumbent seems a sure winter in the second round on November 24.
A divided leadership and society in Romania is to preside the EU during Brexit and the 2019 EU elections.
The EC chief's comments come against the backdrop of a long-standing political strife inside Romania and tense relations between Bucharest
Romania has been criticized sharply by Members of the European Parliament over its controversial judicial reform and disregard for the