This building was the idea of the Romanian communist President Nicolae Ceaușescu, it was a bad idea. Infront of the palace is a large area for people to gather and one of the most impressive boulevard water fountains I have ever seen. Ceaușescu did not live to see the completion of this building. Michael Jackson was actually the first person to give a speech form the balcony Ceaușescu built.
It turns out, Victor Ponta now faces Klaus Iohonnis in a run off election. I guess we need to wait to see who wins.