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live Bulgarians are satisfied with the polling station in the centre of Athens

25 May 2014 / 18:05:09  GRReporter
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The polling station in the centre of Athens, which was also opened as a result of the pressure from GRReporter, has attracted a large majority of voters. According to our sources, those who want to vote in the building at 112 Solonos Street near Omonia Square have formed a long queue, while there is no influx of voters in the two stations which were opened at the Embassy. The same sources said that the vote was running very smoothly, with no waiting and the procedure lasts only a few minutes.

The main group of voters prefer the station in the centre which has been confirmed by the fact that some of them were forced to go to the Embassy in order to avoid long waiting. Around noon, it was even estimated that the flow of those wishing to vote may stop, unlike the flow of voters in the centre.

"I cannot estimate how many people have voted, but I can definitely say that everyone was happy with the opening of the polling station in the centre, since it is more convenient for the majority of Bulgarians in Athens", said a voter for GRReporter. She added that the leadership of the diplomatic mission should consider whether it would be more appropriate to open two polling stations in the centre and one at the Embassy for the next elections.

Official information on voter turnout in the 11 polling stations which were opened in Greece: according to the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at 2:00 p.m., the total number of Bulgarian votes living abroad was 4,160, of which 793 voted in Cyprus. There is still no information about Greece.

And while voting queues in front of the Bulgarian Embassy are already a thing of the past, the ones in front of the diplomatic mission of Ukraine, which is also located in the district of Paleo Psychico, hundreds of Ukrainian citizens had gathered in order to vote for a new president of their divided country.

To be continued.

Tags: Politics European elections polling stations Embassy of Bulgaria
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