First day of EP elections in CzechRep ends, interest low


23.05.2014 22:33

Prague - The first day of the European Parliament (EP) election ended in Czech Republic at 22:00 CEST, with interest being estimated at a mere 10 percent of voters, according to CTK´s information, and the overall turnout can be lower than in the two previous votings in 2004 and 2009.


Volby do Evropského parlamentu 23. května v Praze. ČTK Krumphanzl Michal

On the second day of the election, Saturday, usually fewer people come to the polling stations.

In the first EP election in 2004, turnout was 28.3 percent, five years later it was about the same.

The polling stations will open again at 8:00 on Saturday and will close at 14:00.

The election results will be announced after the voting ends in all EU countries, or after 23:00 on Sunday.

Czechs are choosing 21 out of 751 MEPs. Thirty-eight groupings have fielded 849 candidates in the country.

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