Almería couple were first Spaniards to vote

Provincial turnout for national elections greater than in 2011

Voters in Almería

By David Jackson

A young couple from Almería now living in New Zealand, Jesús Ruiz and Marga García, were officially the first Spaniards to vote after the Wellington embassy opened its doors last Wednesday.

Spanish nationals abroad had from Wednesday until Friday to deposit their votes for deputies and senators in an urn at their local embassy, if they chose not to use postal voting.

Closer to home, the election saw a greater turn out than in the previous 2011 election. Across the province 311,059 people turned out to vote for their deputies, 68.73 per cent of the total electorate.

The province voted for six deputies in the Congress, and a further four senators in the Senate.

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