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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-11-08

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Abstention record: 95.77 percent of voters in NW Greek town
  • [02] Voters shun poll in NW town

  • [01] Abstention record: 95.77 percent of voters in NW Greek town

    -P/Abstention from Sunday's local government elections has been calculated at some 40 percent on average nationwide, but a small town in northwestern Greece broke all records with a sweeping 95.77 percent abstention.

    The residents of Velvendo, in Kozani prefecture, abstained en masse from the election in protest over the municipality's unification with other towns under the Kallikratis administrative reform plan.ANA-MPA

    According to the Velvendo Citizens' Coordination Committee, just 204 of the town's 4,821 registered voters showed up Sunday to cast their ballots, while only 168 of the ballots were valid.

    More details on the subscriber's page of APE-MPE | Subscription request form

    [02] Voters shun poll in NW town

    (ANA-MPA) -- Abstention from Sunday's local government elections has been calculated at some 40 percent on average nationwide, but a small town in northwestern Greece broke all records with a sweeping 95.77 percent abstention.

    The residents of Velvendo, in Kozani prefecture, abstained en masse from the election in protest over the municipality's unification with other towns under the Kallikratis administrative reform plan. (ANA-MPA)

    According to the Velvendo Citizens' Coordination Committee, just 204 of the town's 4,821 registered voters showed up Sunday to cast their ballots, (ANA-MPA) while only 168 of the ballots were valid.

    More details on the subscriber's page of APE-MPE | Subscription request form


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