Low turnout in Czech regional, Senate elections overshadowed by virus

Overshadowed by a record rise in coronavirus cases, the Czech Republic’s two-day regional and Senate elections ended on Saturday, with a low turnout apparent hours before polls closed.Voters, who had to cover their mouth and nose, disinfect their hands and keep distance, had until 2 pm (1200 GMT) to cast their ballot.They were selecting representatives in 13 administrative districts outside the capital, Prague, as well as members of the Senate, with candidates standing in one third of all districts.By noon, however, it was clear that turnout figures were going to be on the lower side. It’s est…

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