June 25, 2022

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Overseas Colombian elections begin with voting in New Zealand

Overseas Colombian elections begin with voting in New Zealand

Bogota.- A week before the May 29 referendum to elect a Colombian president overseas, the post of embassy in Auckland (New Zealand) began to open, the Foreign Ministry announced this Sunday.

Elections at Colombian embassies abroad begin less than a week in advance, giving citizens time to go to the polls in their home country, in which case they will be able to do so from Monday, May 23 to Sunday, May 29. In Colombia it is voting day.

Due to time constraints, elections in New Zealand will begin at 8:00 am on Monday (Sunday 20:00 GMT) and will continue in Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and the United States.

According to the National Register of Elections, a total of 972,764 Colombians were eligible to vote in 67 countries during the election.

Election logistics will improve

The Registrar’s Office said today that it has begun distributing election materials across the country “in collaboration with the National Government, the Public Service and the Attorney General’s Office.”

In all, “103,361 ballot papers have been sent to all corners of the country; 690,367 voting judges and 2,281 review commissions are made up of Republican judges,” he added.

The electoral census comprises 39,002,239 Colombians, of whom 20,111,908 are women and 18,890,331 are authorized to vote in the 12,263 positions established across the country, 5,174 of whom are in urban and 7,089 in rural areas.

The election environment has been clouded in recent days by complaints about the government’s plan to suspend elections in favor of right-wing candidate Federico “Fico” GutiĆ©rrez. , Alliance Historical Agreement.

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Pedro has been in all the polls since the start of the presidential race, but in none of them did he get the half and one vote needed to win the first round, so the second was necessarily a further vote between the two on June 19.

In a recent poll by Invomer for Blue Radio, Noticias Caracol and El Spectador, Pedro had 40.6% of the vote, followed by “Figo” Guttierez, 27, 1% from the Colombia Alliance and 20% of the anti-corruption governors’ league, Rondaf9.

The National Register added that election monitoring missions by the Organization of American States (OAS), the European Union (EU), the Carter Center and the Inter-American Institute for Human Rights (IIDH) are set to oversee elections in Colombia.

With information from EFE