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Nearly 75,000 Bulgarians Vote Abroad

Nearly 75,000 Bulgarians living abroad have voted in the snap elections by 17:00 hrs, announced the Foreign Ministry, cited by focus Agency. Nearly 23,700 voted in Turkey.

In Great Britain, with the second highest number of declarations, over 10,000 people voted.

So far, there are no reports of queues or voting violations there.



Media To Be Sanctioned for Publishing Election Results Before End of Election Day

About 6 sanctions will be handed to media for publishing election results before the end of election day at 20:00 hrs on Sunday, announced at a briefing the spokesperson of CEC Alexander Andreev, cited by Focus agency.

The penalty fee is between BGN 2,000 and BGN 5,000, and up to BGN 10,000 if the violation is repeated.

Tension Over Declarations Among Voters in Turkey's Bursa Continues

There are queues and tension during the snap elections in voting sections in Turkey.

In Bursa, where there are traditionally a huge number of people wishing to vote, the eelction process was halted for about ten minutes when voters burst into the building.

Fighting puts ISIL-held dam out of service

Fighting at a dam held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in northern Syria put it out of service yesterday, risking dangerous rising water levels, a technical source told AFP.

Voting Abroad for Bulgaria's Snap Elections Progresses Normally

Bulgarians abroad continue to vote in 371 voting sections in 70 countries.

Voting activity in Turkey is similar to that during the presidential elections in November 2016. 7,000 have voted in the regions of Bursa, Yalova, Kodzhaeli and Istanbul. This is the latest data on voting activity by 13:00 hrs, announced the Bulgarian General Consulate.

10,000 People Vote Abroad by 10 a.m. Bulgarian Time

About 10,000 people voted abroad by 10 a.m. Sofia time in Sunday's Bulgarian parliamentary elections, Central Election Commission Spokesperson Alexander Andreev reported, quoted by BTA.

Voter turnout in overseas localities is impossible to measure because anyone willing (and eligible) to vote can be added to the voting lists at any time.

Tension and Lines of People During the Election Day in Bursa

Scandals and tension marked the beginning of the election day in Turkey. In front of the consulate in Bursa there is lines of people from the early  morning and the process of voting is going very slowly - for about an hour had voted 15 people.

They target me because they can't criticize US or Russia: CHP head Kılıçdaroğlu

The leaders of the "yes" camp in the referendum campaign to shift Turkey to an executive presidential system cannot successfully defend their position, so prefer to attack the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and its leader, CHP head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said.

Bulgarians Abroad Voting in 70 Countries

The Bulgarians residing abroad may cast their ballot today in a total of 371 polling stations across 70 countries, announced BNR.

There are 101 fewer stations in Turkey, compared to the 2014 election, as their number for states outside the EU now shouldn't exceed 35, according to the law.

Turkish gov't warns Galatasaray over not expelling ex-players linked to Gülen

Turkey's sports minister and a deputy prime minister have criticized Galatasaray's decision not to publically disown two former footballers known to have ties with the network of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, widely believed to have orchestrated the failed July 15, 2016 coup attempt.

Election Day in Bulgaria is Going on Normally

The interior ministry reports that the election is going on normally and with no excessive events that could endanger the common voting process, according to BNR.

Latest data of the Central Election Committee show that a total of 6,810,336 Bulgarians have the right to vote today.