Foreign Ministry announces 371 polling stations in 70 countries

There will be a total of 371 polling stations in 70 foreign countries for Bulgaria’s March 26 2017 early parliamentary elections, the Foreign Ministry in Sofia said on March 21.

More than 45 000 notifications of intention to vote in a foreign country were submitted, the largest number from Bulgarian citizens in Turkey, 19 000.

There were more than 5300 from the United Kingdom and more than 3000 from Spain.

Ballot papers have been delivered to a third of the polling stations so far.

More than 2000 people will participate in the sectional committees. Of these, more than 1200 are representatives of Bulgarian communities abroad.

While a limit of 35 polling stations applies to non-EU foreign countries, Bulgarians in Germany will be able to vote only at the embassy and consulates because of German law on election processes by foreign countries.

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