Colombian Foreign Ministry Given, this Monday, May 23, a quiet part of the voting for the presidency of the republic that has already begun abroad and will end next Sunday, the 29th.
The entity clarified that tables in 67 countries functioned normally except for one set up in Shanghai, China. Which is closed due to the sanitization measures adopted by that country due to the Kovid-19 crisis.
First table opened on Sunday night Auckland, Sydney, Canberra, Tokyo and SeoulWithin days the rest of the tables were opened so that Colombians living in other countries could vote.
according to data from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a total of 972,764 Colombians are authorized to vote abroadTo which Vice President and Chancellor Marta Lucia Ramirez said that the embassies are ready to address the needs that may arise among the electorate.
All our Embassies and Consulates have been given all kinds of training and we are attentive to any need and any concern they may have in our offices and consular headquarters.
With regard to the electoral follow-up table set up in the Ministry of External Affairs, he assured that there is “All the inter-institutional presence that absolutely guarantees that this vote should take place with total normalcy.”
In this regard, he said that the Registrar’s Office has set up six polling stations in the border areas for Colombians living in Venezuela so that they can vote. And with regard to the situation in Ukraine, he indicated that only 12 Colombians remained in that country.Which must comply with the restrictions that exist in the invaded country, where there is nothing to function normally.
colombians in other countries “They will have this whole week to go to the polling stations, to exercise their right to vote, as well as to show their commitment to Colombian democracy”Indicated the vice president and vice chancellor.
The official also said that Colombia is the rule of law, where “We have a democracy that works and a government that fully guarantees this right of citizens”; In this sense, he assured that “it has been five hours since the start of this electoral process in the first Colombian consulate abroad and it is taking place with complete normality.”
Miami is one of the most important cities for overseas elections, as there are 12 vote centers set up for early voting for 100,000 people.
According to Noticias Caracol, the day passed normally in the Florida city, even as a citizen assured that the count was done in an orderly manner.
Everything was very well organized, all the polling stations, people. We should support democracy, we should support our country’s stability
But left-wing influencer Beto Corral condemned the campaign. eurybism in miamiI will coerce and pressure the voters in the consulate.
“Once again, the Uribismo campaign in Miami is pressuring voters outside the consulate. This time they put up a large banner on the consulate’s parking lot wall.”Coral said on its Twitter account.