The non-governmental organisation The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (BHC) has listed what it called violations during the parliamentary elections in Bulgaria, on March 26, 2017. The accusations released in a statement mainly have to do with the Turkish minority vote.
After the Central Election Commission (CEC) announced the total turnout at polling stations for Bulgarians in Turkey, which added up to 33,005 voters, the BHC said, this had been a big decline, compared to the elections in October of 2014, when more than 62,000 Bulgarians in Turkey had exercised their right to vote. The decrease was directly connected to the drastic reduction of polling stations in Turkey. This time around, 35 polling stations were opened in the neighbouring country, while in 2014, there were 136./IBNA
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