If 161,054 voters voted in the diaspora in the first poll in 2014, this time their number has been doubled since the first hours of the morning. And at noon the record-breaking threshold of 400,000 was exceeded, more than in the second round of 2014, when 379,116 voters voted in the diaspora. By 4:00 pm the threshold of 500,000 votes was exceeded.Romanians stormed the polling stations on Friday, and mobilization continues on Sunday, the last day they can vote.
Plenty of volunteers woke up at night and today, to put their shoulders to the polls, as members of polling stations or as observers.
Romanians from all over the world show solidarity and help themselves, they organize themselves to get as many votes as possible, to say the word about the country's fate in the next 5 years.
Ziare.com presents you in format LIVE TEXT conducting the last voting day for the presidential elections abroad:
4:47 p.m. – In the diaspora over 540,000 Romanians voted (25,189 by correspondence).
4:40 p.m. – "Dear Diaspora Romanians, come to the vote! Your vote matters!", Is the message of Romanians who voted in Sparta, Greece.
4:36 p.m. – A 10-year-old girl from the diaspora who accompanied her parents to the vote in the European Parliamentary elections and today in the presidential elections, said that now there was no tail.
4:26 p.m. – In the diaspora over 530,000 Romanians voted (25,189 by correspondence).
4:20 p.m. – And the dogs are going to vote for Romania.
4:14 p.m. – Here's the tail formed at a section in Stratford.
4:11 p.m. – An image that shows the situation of many families in Romania.
4:05 p.m. – Up to this time, 519,343 Romanians voted in the diaspora, three times more than in the first round of the 2014 presidential elections.
3:50 p.m. – Horia Tecau voted in London, for the presidential election, he was in the capital of Great Britain to participate in the Champions Tournament.
The national women's table tennis group voted on Sunday at the Romanian Embassy in Tokyo, informs News.ro.
3:35 p.m. – Over 500,000 Romanians have so far voted in the diaspora!
3:28 p.m. – At the polling station in Basel, where so far the most Romanian voters in Switzerland, 782, even children vote!
Photo: Basel Romanians
Elsa, Spiderman, Minnie and Popeye will compete in the first round, and in the second round the first two candidates will qualify. The little ones thus learn about the electoral system and they could not wait to vote again, together with their parents, in two weeks.
3:10 p.m. – The soldiers of the 495th Battalion of the "Black Vulture" Force voted at the Kandahar Air Base in Afghanistan, after returning from a patrol mission, informs the MApN. According to the BEC, 471 Romanians voted in Kandahar, while 312 in Kabul voted.
(Photo: Ministry of National Defense / Lt. Gabriel Chiriloiu)
2:53 p.m. – Those who vote at the Romanian Embassy in Paris have the opportunity to admire on this occasion the magnificent heritage building that belonged to Carol II.
(Photo: Facebook / George Cimba)
2:30 p.m. – The Romanian Embassy in the United Kingdom announces that a queue has been formed at the two polling stations in Stratford, London, and the waiting time is now 30 minutes. Officials tell voters that there are many other options nearby, where there are no queues.
"Please access the following alternatives where #VoteNo Waiting:
Section no. 556 from the #BARKING – 53 Hampton Road, E7 0 NH (1 km away!)
Section no. 550 London11 / Camden – 105 Sumatra Rd, West Hampstead, London, NW6 1 PL (45 min distance by public transportation)
Section no. 544 – London 5 Romanian Cultural Center-Ratiu Foundation, 18 Fitzhardinge St, Manchester Square, London, W1H 6E (45 min distance by public transportation)
The sections no. 542 and 543 London 3 and London 4 from the Consular Section of the Romanian Embassy in London, M.E.I.C House, Kensington High Street, London, W14 8 NS (60 min distance by public transport) "
Voters are advised to find them using the interactive map provided.
(Photo: Statford, London – Chiron Gabriel)
2:25 p.m. – The election has already ended in Australia, where 997 Romanians voted, according to the BEC, in the six available polling stations.
2:17 p.m. – And the numbers keep rising from one minute to the next! More than 450,000 Romanians have voted so far in the diaspora. And in the country over 4.7 million voters (over 26%) went to the polls.
1:40 p.m. – The latest data provided by the Central Electoral Bureau shows that so far 427,020 Romanians have voted in the diaspora.
1:00 p.m. – A new record for the Romanian diaspora! They have already voted over 400,000 of Romanians in the first round of the presidential elections.
It is the most important participation in history in a poll organized in the polling stations outside the country, exceeding the record recorded in the second round of the 2014 presidential elections, when 379,116 Romanians voted.
12:50 – The philosopher Mihai Sora, who is in Florence, where he is an independent electoral observer at the 360 section of Italy, submits that the voting presence is an exciting one and the Romanians come in large numbers to elect their president.
"Dear friends, I saw young people voting for the first time, I saw grandparents in the cane, people pulled to the brink of fatigue, after a day's work, weakened in power, ready to give up the dirt, to escape once with him. , enthusiastic people and people with a broken heart … But all with 'We hope it will be good!' on the lips. I saw a daddy come with a baby in the stroller. Florence votes, my dear. People want to go home. ", wrote Mihai Sora.
12:40 – The parallel count of USR-PLUS at the New Zealand section, the first section in the world where the ballot boxes have already been registered, shows that 47.6% of the Romanians voted for Dan Barna, while Klaus Iohannis obtained only 27 , 2% of the votes, followed by Viorica Dancila, with 5.2%, and Mircea Diaconu, with 4.2% of the 191 votes cast.
12:39 – Until this hour 387,441 Romanians voted in the diaspora, more than they managed to vote in total in the European Parliamentary elections (375,000).
12:00 – Some volunteers have made it possible for Romanians voting in Basel to reach the polls as easily as possible. And their efforts paid off: the record for voting in Switzerland, 632 people, was registered at polling station 109 in Basel.
11:50 – The solidarity shown by the Romanians abroad is impressive. We present new examples of Romanians who jumped to the aid of the nationals, on the occasion of the first round of presidential elections:
11:45 – So far they have been registered 356,005 votes in the diaspora.
11:22 – The elections have already ended in New Zealand, where 191 votes were registered, in the Auckland section.
11:15 – Expert Forum Association informs that it has received from voters more than 50 notifications through the platform www.votcorect.ro on various issues related to the transmission of votes by correspondence. Most notifications are related to envelopes that did not arrive at their destination in time to be taken into account.
The first correspondence vote, marked by unclear and insufficient regulations, which created confusion
11:00 – Spain comes from behind and reaches 40.253 of votes, at this time, after Friday and Saturday attendance at the polls was quite weak. An explanation could also be the fact that here the elections for the Spanish parliament are held on Sunday, so the general mobilization took place on this day, at the country level.
On the first place is still Italy, with 61,084 votes, followed by UK, with 52,734 Romanian voters at the polls.
10:41 – Romanians in the diaspora continue to vote in large numbers on Sunday. Until now, 326,867 Romanians have voted abroad, that is twice as many as in 2014.
9:50 – Until this time they voted 312,545 Romans.
9:10 – The Romanian drivers in transit through Europe are mobilizing and trying to find solutions to vote. On the Facebook group Volunteers in Europe Romanians ask and offer help to those who want to reach the nearest polling stations.
"At the parking lot in Telepass Vipiteno (Italy) there are over 100 drivers, most of us would vote if anyone is willing to help us", is one of the recent requests for help from this group.
"Group greeting! I am in the Liege Belgium area, I can help transport those who want to vote! Distribute to groups of drivers!", Is the message of a Romanian who offered to help in the area where he is.
(Photo: Volunteers in Europe)
Romanian TIR drivers cannot leave their trucks, to go to the nearest polling station, so they ask the help of the nearby Romanians.
"I am a driver and I am parked in the area of Ulm. Can anyone help me with the transport to a polling station?", Is the message of a Romanian driver from Germany.
"I pass today and I vote for you. We will get in touch a little later", is the reply received from another Romanian who offered to help him.
9:05 – Romanians from Saudi Arabia also voted. So far, 79 people have voted in the section in Riyadh. Some of them sent us the following photo to the editorial address:
8:30 – Until this time they voted 301.603 Romanians from abroad. The first place is the Romanians from Italy, with 52,069 votes.
In the Republic of Moldova, 16,802 people voted. 188 New Romanians went to the polls in New Zealand, and 29 people voted in Argentina so far.
In the US, 4,709 Romanians voted, and in the Netherlands, 6,033 voted. In Vietnam 133 Romanians went to the polls, and in Afghanistan 704 people voted, in Kabul and Kandahar.
8:05 – Threshold 300,000 of voters abroad was exceeded.
7:30 – Until this time they voted 298.823 of Romanians from abroad. In the UK 50,083 Romanians voted, in Italy 51,454 voted, in Spain 36,729 and in Germany 41,388. And in France, 12,828 Romanians have voted so far. In Switzerland, 2,797 Romanians voted, and the largest voting attendance was registered at the Basel section (497).
7:00 – This time the famous queues at the polling stations abroad were avoided, at least until now. For example, at the polling station in Basel, Switzerland, the Romanians marked the moment in a unique way.
"Because she did not stay in the queue for 6 hours, Laura had time to make us #cooked ca! Be like #laura, go to the poll and use your time with your loved ones", shows the Romanians House, the page of Romanian volunteers from Switzerland.
(Photo: Casa Romanilor)
6:30 – Over 298,000 Romanians were already at the polls abroad, before the last days of voting in the diaspora.
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