Bulgaria Assuages Giant Ballot Fears

Politics | September 28, 2007, Friday // 00:00| Views: 2231 | Comments: 0
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The ballot for municipal councillors in the capital Sofia will run ninety-four centimetres, the electoral body announced Friday, denying speculations that its length may exceed two meters.

So many candidates are running in local elections next month that the ballot length has stirred tension among both officials and voters. The authorities say they will order more than 11 million large envelopes to accommodate the unprecedented length.

Capital Sofia and the town of Sandanski will sport the longest ballots with 30 parties and 35 coalitions running for mayors and municipal councillors in the south-western town.

Voters will cast three integral ballots on October 28 - for mayors, for municipal councillors and district mayors.
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