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27-S: 35.09% have already voted

The figure is 5.7% higher than it was at the same hour, 13.00 (CET), on the day of the 2012 elections, according to official data published by the Catalan Government. The region with the highest rate of participation so far is Girona, with more than 38%, followed by the Tarragona region with 35.53%, Barcelona with 34.7% and Lleida with 33.8%. The regions which have registered the highest increase in participation so far, compared to the 2012 elections, are Tarragona and Lleida, with a rise of 7.3%.

 

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27 September 2015 02:19 PM

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Barcelona (CNA).- More than 35% of the electorate had already vote by 13.00 (CET), according to data published by the Catalan Government. The figure is 5.7% higher than for the 2012 elections. The region with the highest rate of participation so far is Girona, with more than 38%, followed by the Tarragona region with 35.5%, Barcelona with 34.7% and Lleida with a 33.8%. The regions which have registered the highest increase in participation so far, compared to the 2012 elections, are Tarragona and Lleida, with a rise of 7.3%

 


“There’s a lot of interest in these elections and the increase in participation, in the four regions in Catalonia, is proof of that”, stated the Catalan Minister for Public Administration, Meritxell Borràs. The participation rate in comparison to the same time of the day in 2012’s elections has increased by between 5 and 7%. Borràs also highlighted the “normality”in all polling stations and the lack of remarkable incidents. 

The 27-S Catalan Elections are being followed worldwide and are seen as an exceptional day for democracy. More than 180 journalists from 80 international media outlets are accredited and will be following Election Day in Catalonia. 

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  • Voters at a polling station in Barcelona this morning (by ACN)

  • Voters at a polling station in Barcelona this morning (by ACN)
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