Romania's government says the country will hold a parliamentary election on Dec. 11, and it will facilitate voting for Romanians living abroad.

Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos, who heads a government of technocrats, said Wednesday the government would permit voters to vote electronically or by mail. And there will be more, smaller voting stations abroad for voters.

Former Prime Minister Victor Ponta was criticized by Romanians who stood for hours in line at embassies and consulates, and complained they were unable to vote in a November 2014 presidential ballot.

The center-left Social Democratic Party, which came first in June local elections, is expected to win the most seats, followed by the center-right Liberal Party.

There are 514 seats in the two-chamber Parliament.