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About 24 per cent of electors vote at runoff of polls in Gagauz-Yeri Autonomy in first half of day

14:43 | 14.05.2023 Category: Regional

Chisinau, 14 May /MOLDPRES/ - About 24 per cent of the electors registered for the today’s ballot, held in the Gagauz autonomy to nominate the new governor (bashkan) of the region, exercised their right to vote in the first half of the day.  

According to the electoral commission from Comrat, 21,949 citizens voted till the noon, which accounts for 23.7 per cent; this is almost identical with the first round of the polls (23.6 per cent). A number of 1,917 of these voters were on additional lists.

The most active sector for the time being is the Chioselia Rusă village (30 per cent). The Comrat city had the lowest voter turnout (17.3 per cent).    

According to the electoral commission of the region, over 90,000 citizens with right to vote are recorded in the Gagauz autonomy. Two candidates, who won in the first round of the ballot, held on 30 April, run for the position of governor.

The Central Electoral Commission accredited more international observers for monitoring the elections of the bashkan of the Autonomous Territorial Unit of Gagauzia.

To be valid, the voter turnout must be not less than 33 per cent at these elections.

The governor (bashkan) is the supreme official of the Gagauz-Yeri Territorial-Autonomous Unit. All the authorities of the public administration of the autonomy are subordinated to the governor. The elections of the governor are held once in four years.



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