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Belarus to open 44 polling stations abroad

MINSK, 27 July (BelTA) – Forty-four polling stations will open abroad in the run-up to the parliamentary election in Belarus, Secretary of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Belarus Nikolai Lozovik told a CEC session on 27 July, BelTA has learnt.

“About 10,000 Belarusian nationals take part in the polling at each election campaign,” Nikolai Lozovik said. He informed that polling stations open where over 20 Belarusian citizens are registered with the consulate.

This year, according to the Foreign Ministry, some 44 polling stations will open in 33 countries, including Moldova, Hungary, Italy, Canada, the USA, and Venezuela. In most countries the polling stations will open at embassies. There will be more than one polling station in some countries. For example, four polling stations will open in Russia, namely in Moscow, Kaliningrad, Saint Petersburg and Rostov on Don.

Foreign polling stations have been assigned to the Kupala constituency of Minsk (constituency N. 95). About 64,000 people live in this constituency. According to Lidia Yermoshina, this is an average constituency in terms of the number of voters.