27-S: 63.20% have voted by 6pm
The figure is almost 7 points higher than it was at the same hour, 18.00 (CET), on the day of the 2012 elections and it has grown in the four regions in Catalonia, according to official data published by the Catalan Government. The region with the highest rate of participation so far is still Girona, with more than 65.3% and the least Lleida with 61%. The participation in Barcelona is 63.2% and in Tarragona is 61,8%, with the highest growth; more than 8 points higher than in 2012.
Barcelona (CNA).- Data confirm that the 27-S Catalan elections are set to be historic. More than 63% of the electorate had already voted by 18.00 (CET), which is 7 points higher than for the 2012 elections and all the regions have increased their rate of participation. The region with the highest rate of participation so far is still Girona, with 68%, followed by the Barcelona region with 63.2%, Tarragona with 62.2% and Lleida with 61.1%. Tarragona is the region which has registered the highest increase in participation so far, compared to the 2012 elections, with a rise of 8%.
“This pace of participation confirms how relevant this elections are”, stated the Catalan Minister for Public Administration, Meritxell Borràs. She also expected that this pace “would conitnues to grow” by the time the polling stations will close.