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Only 0,5% Crimeans register to vote in Ukraine's presidential elections

May 23, 2014, 15:02 UTC+3 KIEV
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KIEV, May 23. /ITAR-TASS/. Only 7,000 Crimeans, or 0.5% of the peninsula’s population, applied to take part in the Ukrainian presidential election on May 25, Olga Aivazovskaya, head of electoral programs at the OPORA Civil network, told a news conference in Kiev on Friday.

They will be able to vote in the nearest regions of Ukraine and in Kiev. Applications were accepted on the territory of Ukraine, she added.

The latest data show Crimea’s population is 1.958 million. The Ukrainian electoral register previously included 1,400 million Crimeans.

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