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Tens of thousands of foreigners registered to vote in local elections

in News · 10-08-2017 13:53:00 · 0 Comments

Some 27,000 foreign nationals living in Portugal are registered and eligible to vote in the upcoming local authority elections, which take place on 1 October.

Tens of thousands of foreigners registered to vote in local elections

Nationally, close to 9,400,000 citizens are registered to vote, some 27,000 of whom are foreigners in Portugal.
This is down slightly on the previous local elections, in 2013, when some 9,500,000 voters were registered.
Of the foreigners registered to vote in the local elections, 13,644 are citizens of the EU, and 13,462 are extra-EU foreign nationals.
On mainland Portugal, the region with fewest registered voters is Barrancos, at 1,356, (nationally, Mosteiro, in Lajes das Flores, in the Azores, has the overall least, at just 30), while Lisbon has the most, followed by Sintra, Vila Nova da Gaia and Porto.
In the Algarve, close to 380,000 people are registered to vote, the fattest slice of these live in the municipality of Loulé (59,554), followed by Faro (56,399) and Portimão (48,380).
There are also 7,192 foreigners registered to vote in the Algarve.
The deadline for the various parties, coalitions and citizens’ groups to submit their lists of candidates and campaign budgets closed on Monday 7 August at 6pm.
The PSD social democratic party, for example, expects it will spend some €8.8 million on its candidates’ campaigns, which is down from the €11 million spent in 2013.

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Edition 1437
19 August 2017
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