Thus, the number of votes is more than two times higher than at the end of the first round of 2014, when there were 161,261 votes in the Diaspora at the polls closing.
UPDATE // A number of 334,428 Romanians from abroad voted until Sunday, at 11:00. Of these, 309,239 voted in sections, while another 25,189 voted by correspondence.
The biggest interest for the election is registered in Italy, where over 61,200 people voted. In the United Kingdom, voting is also at an alarming rate, with 52,810 votes already registered.
In Spain, over 40,000 voters came to the polls, and in France there were 14,876 votes.
UPDATE // A number of 315,797 Romanians from abroad voted until Sunday, at 10.00. Of these, 290,608 voted in the sections, while another 25,189 voted by correspondence.
The biggest interest for the election is registered in Italy, where over 55,700 people voted. In the United Kingdom, there is also a fast vote, with 51,222 votes already registered.
UPDATE // A number of 304,767 Romanians from abroad voted until Sunday, at 09.00. Of these, 279,578 voted in the sections, while another 25,189 voted by correspondence.
Over 300,000 Romanians from abroad voted until Sunday at the first round for the presidential elections. Still the Romanians in Italy are the hardest, according to the latest data from the AEP, here more than 51,000 Romanians have stamped the one who will head the state for the next five years. The second place is occupied by the United Kingdom and Germany.
The highest attendance was in the Italian sections – 52,297 voters, Great Britain – 49,671 voters, Germany – 41,643 voters, Spain – 36,924 voters.
The vote in the elections for the appointment of the President of Romania began abroad, on Friday, November 8, in Auckland, New Zealand, at 01.00 am, Romania time (12.00 local time), at the polling station no. 17, the furthest polling station organized outside the Romanian borders, also writes the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through a press release.
The following polling stations have been opened in Australia, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, China, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, MAE added.
Voting within the 835 sections organized abroad takes place over three days: Friday, November 8, 2019, between 12.00 and 21.00, and on Saturday and Sunday between 07.00 and 21.00, the quoted source concludes.