Presidential Elections in Moldova: Bomb Alert at a Polling Station in Germany

Presidential Elections in Moldova: Bomb Alert at a Polling Station in Germany
15 November 2020 | 15:43

The electoral process from the polling station no. 1/349 Frankfurt has been suspended due to a bomb alert.

UPDATE: The electoral process from the polling station Frankfurt suspended around 04:30 P.M. (EET) due to the bomb alert, was reopened after the German police carried out the inspections.

The Central Electoral Commission (CEC) announces that the Frankfurt am Main polling station’s president has decided to suspend the voting process for an hour.

German Police evacuate the area; entry into the territory is not allowed for security reasons.

According to police estimates, it will take about an hour to check the entire perimeter for explosives.

The Central Electoral Commission (CEC) previously announced that the representatives of the Police from the city of Frankfurt, Germany, communicated about the reception of a telephone call regarding the placement of a bomb at the polling station no. 1/349 Frankfurt.

The Consulate General of Moldova in Frankfurt am Main announces that 2,970 Moldovan citizens voted until 01:00 P.M. (EET) in Frankfurt. Thus, the section remained with only 2030 ballots. In large numbers to this section, people protest and chant, “We want to vote!”

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On Sunday, November 15, the second round of the presidential election takes place in Moldova. Voting starts at 07:00 A.M. and ends at 09:00 P.M.

A total of 2,143 polling stations were set up for the presidential election of 15 November 2020.

Today, November 15, 2020, the second round of presidential elections takes place in Moldova. The Moldovan citizens will choose their president from two candidates who obtained the most votes in the first round: Maia Sandu, the candidate of the Action and Solidarity Party, and Igor Dodon, an independent candidate, supported by the Party of Socialists of Moldova.

Unlike the first round, when the presence of at least a third of the voters registered in the electoral lists was required, the elections will be declared valid in the second round of voting, regardless of the number of voters who participated in the polls.

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