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Coronasmittede excluded from voting in Spanish local elections

Spanish authorities have decided, that persons infected with coronavirus are not allowed to vote in local elections in the Basque country and Galicia on Sunday.

the Decision affects about 500 persons, which has been informed in a letter from the authorities after the deadline for absentee vote has expired.

the Authorities ' decision has been met by anger from many sides. In media and legal professionals will be marked as unconstitutional.

It is not solely confirmed infected citizens into quarantine, which misses the opportunity to vote in local elections. Persons who have tested positive, but without symptoms, may also be flat.

on top of the framework, restrictions also extend to citizens with symptoms of the corona virus, which is awaiting a reply on whether they tested positive or not.

Andrés Betancor is a professor of administrative law at the Pompue Fabra University in Barcelona. He believes that the authorities ' decision is 'unheard of'. He says so in an interview with the newspaper El Mundo.

According to Betancor should all have the opportunity to vote, even if they are infected with coronavirus. It should be a guarantee for, even if you have missed the possibility to vote by proxy.

Lawyer specializing in the constitution Xavier Arbos believe that it is 'completely unconstitutional' to exclude hundreds of people from voting.

Several Spanish media has also written that there is no legal basis in the legislation for the decision.

the Newspaper El Mundo writes in a leader that the affected should be guaranteed an alternative, safe way to vote on.

the Local elections in Galicia and the Basque country should have taken place 5. april. But they were exposed because of coronapandemien, as the week closed the country down.

It is not expected that power changes hands in the elections in the two autonomous regions.

According to the Johns Hopkins University, Spain has registered 253.908 smittetilfælde. 28.403 deaths in the country is related to coronaviruses.

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