269 people vote in Ukrainian Embassy in Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Jan. 18 / Trend D.Azizov /
About 269 people, or 16 percent of the 1,695 voters, voted in the Ukrainian presidential elections held Jan.17 at the polling stations in the Ukrainian Embassy in Uzbekistan, the Ukrainian Embassy reported.
About 18 people, including current President Viktor Yushchenko, Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and Regions Party Leader Viktor Yanukovych, put forward their candidacy.
According to Ukrainian media, 37 million Ukrainians can vote. The country set up 33,670 polling stations.
Furthermore, 113 polling stations were established in 76 countries. Ukrainian citizens living in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, were able to vote at overseas polling station No. 104, located in the Ukrainian Embassy in Tashkent.
The 18-people polling station commission started to count the votes and the electoral law provided registration materials for the transmission to the Central Election Commission of Ukraine, the embassy added.
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