January 10th, 2011

Turnout high at ethnic minorities’ self-gov’t election

The ballot for electing representatives to county-level regional and national self-governments of Hungary’s 13 minorities ended on Sunday, with 83 percent of electors casting their votes.

In the ballot that ended at 7pm, altogether 7,620 people cast their votes at some 1,600 localities, the National Election Office said. Minority self-government representatives were elected at every second town and village in Hungary, the office said.

Preliminary results of the ballot for electing altogether 745 officials are expected to be released on Monday afternoon, said the office.

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  • Voice of Reason

    What a colossal waste of time and money.

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