As polling stations opened in New Zealand this Sunday, the second presidential round was formally opened abroad, Registrar Alexander Vega said.
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Outside the national border Colombians will run 250 polling stations in 67 countries, With more than 1,300 voting tables, more than 972,000 people are able to vote to date
Similarly, Vega recalled that six polling stations were set up along the border for nationals living in Venezuela, located in La Guazira, Norde de Santander, Arauca and Guania.
According to the schedule, New Zealand is the first country to vote.
Precisely, with the participation of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Francisco Echevery; National Registrar, Alexander Vega; Maria Paula Suarez, Deputy Minister of Political Relations at the Ministry of the Interior; Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Luis Gabriel Fernandez and Ambassador for Immigration Fulvia Benavitas set up a monitoring desk for the foreign election process at the Palacio de San Carlos this Sunday.
Due to the time zone, Auckland’s first polling station was opened in New Zealand, where Ambassador Juliana Punglupi gave the day a quiet start to the day. He said 1,179 Colombians were eligible to vote for the post and 223 more in Wellington.
Carmenza Aroyave and Viviana Marquez were the first countrymen to exercise their voting right in this second presidential round.
“It simply came to our notice then. We started voting abroad for the second presidential round. The government, the registry, the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs work together so that all Colombians who are part of the electoral census can participate by voting at embassies and sites set up for this purpose. Purpose. ”, Pointed out Colombian Deputy Foreign Minister Francisco Echeverre.