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At the election of the President of Ukraine closed the first polls. About it reports “Interfax”.
The Ukrainian Embassy in the capital of Australia Canberra started counting votes. The turnout was 7.2 percent. the voting started at 23:00 Saturday, March 30, and ended at 12:00 Sunday, March 31 Moscow time.
It is reported that the greatest interest has caused the election of the Ukrainian Diaspora in Poland and the Czech Republic. There to the polling stations in the morning lined up.
The election abroad also documented violations. In particular, in Madrid the employee of the Ukrainian Embassy were not allowed to vote, an activist of the civil organization “the Headquarters to counter election fraud abroad Ukraine”. He pushed the woman out of the door and tried to take away her cell phone. A similar incident occurred in the Ukrainian Consulate in düsseldorf, Germany, and at the polling station in Minsk was not allowed Russian journalists.
Ukrainian voters abroad can vote at the polling station 101 in 72 countries around the world. 99 sites established at embassies and consulates of Ukraine. Two foreign electoral precinct formed at military units stationed outside Ukraine, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Kosovo. In Russia the vote in the Ukrainian presidential election is not held.
The vote in the first round of presidential elections in Ukraine started on March 31 at 08:00 (time coincides with Moscow). The stations closed at 20:00. For the post of head of state claim 39 candidates. According to 15:00, the turnout was of 45.22 percent. At the time of publication of the material police recorded more than 1,300 reports of violations.
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