No Deaths during Bulgaria Ballot Processing - Emergency Medics

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Bulgaria: No Deaths during Bulgaria Ballot Processing - Emergency Medics For most of Sunday night and into Monday morning, there were queues of people waiting to submit voting protocols from their respecrtive polling stations, reports suggest. Photo BGNES

There have been no death cases as of Monday morning amid reports that a woman died in Sofia amid tensions over slow processing of local elections and referendum ballots, an official has said.

Sotir Gelev, the head of Sofia's emergency medical aid unit, confirmed there had been several incidents with people fainting at Arena Armeec hall, where ballots were being counted.

A Sofia hospital later confirmed a total of five women waiting to submit voting protocols were taken to the emergency room during the night, the website Dnevnik.bg reports.

One of the women, 31, is four months pregnant.

Reports of slow organization of ballot processing have been downplayed by electoral officials, who say the vote count is going smoothly.

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Tags: Sotir Gelev, Arena Armeec, local elections, Referendum
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