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ERC reports irregularities in overseas voting

MEPs of the pro-independence party ask the European Commission if voting rights of people abroad "have been violated"

 

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21 December 2017 06:52 PM

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ACN | Brussels

MEPs of the pro-independence party ERC, Josep-Maria Terricabras and Jordi Solé, asked the European Commission to address irregularities in the overseas vote. They did it through a parliamentary question and asked the European executive whether it considers that "the right to vote of Catalans living abroad has been violated."

In the text, the MEPs stated that “some cases have been denounced” in Mexico, Ecuador, as well as in the USA and even in some European countries, such as Belgium and Luxembourg. According to them, some voters received the ballot late, while others did not receive it at all.

The document also shows that election observers reported that, in some cases, the counting could not be carried out efficiently as they weren’t allowed to count those people who voted via e-mail, only those who voted in person.

In this sense, Terricabras and Solé asked the European Commission what actions will be taken to investigate these irregularities and whether necessary conditions have been created to ensure the transparency and respect with regard to overseas voting.

 

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  • ERC MEP Jordi Solé (by ACN)

  • ERC MEP Jordi Solé (by ACN)