UPDATE 3 Local elections: Turnout of 25.32 pc by 14.00h

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Real-time data provided by the Central Electoral Bureau (BEC) reveal that the turnout in local elections on Sunday was of 25.32% nationwide by 14.00h.

The highest level of turnout was registered in Teleorman County – 19.1%. Turnout in Bucharest was of 16.36%.

By 13.00h the turnout was of 21.12%. In urban areas – 17.25% and in rural areas – 26.35%.

The turnout in local elections on Sunday was of 7.93% nationwide by 10.00h.

In urban areas the turnout was of 6.13%, in rural areas was of 10.37%.

The highest level of turnout was registered in Teleorman County – 13.33%, Giurgiu County -12.29% and Olt County – 12.16%.

Turnout in Bucharest was of 4.26%.

BEC revealed that the turnout in local elections was of 4.3% nationwide by 9.00h. The highest turnout was registered in Teleorman (7.7%), Giurgiu (7.2%) and Olt (7.05%) counties, while Bucharest (2.2%) is last in the rankings, preceded by Harghita (2, 9%) and Cluj (3%). The mobile ballot box was used most often in Dolj (65 votes) and Hunedoara (10 votes).

About 200,000 voters – 1.40% – have voted on Sunday until 7.30h in the local elections, according to a report the Central Electoral Bureau.

The counties with the highest turnout were Teleorman – 1.95%, Calarasi – 1.61% and Giurgiu – 1.6%, while the lowest turnout was registered in Harghita – 0 82% and Covasna – 0.96%.

In Bucharest the turnout in the first half hour was of 0.42%.

More than 18 million Romanian voters are called to the polls to elect the local authorities for the next four years. Voting for the election of mayors, local and county councillors kicked off at 7.00h and ends at 21.00h.

More than 65,800 employees ensure public order.

267,242 people are running for a position of mayor, county councillors, local councillors or for the General Council of Bucharest.

According to the statistics released by the Central Electoral Bureau, 12 candidates are running for Bucharest mayor, there are 14,039 candidates for mayor countrywide, 239,134 people for local councillor and 14,057 aspire for county councillor or for the General Council of Bucharest.

In Bucharest, 1,780,307 voters are called to the polls to elect the mayor, district mayors, local councillors or the general council in 1,246 polling stations.

In District 1 there are 207,584 citizens listed in the electoral register; District 2 – 317,581 voters; District 3 – 402,970 voters; District 4 – 272,842 voters; District 5 – 248,438 voters and District 6 – 330,892 voters.

For Sunday’s elections 18,616 polling stations have been set up countrywide.

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