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Some 34.3 million Argentineans were eligible to cast their votes ahead of the Nov. 14 elections when seats in the Lower Chamber and the Senate will be renewed.
Argentina's National Electoral Chamber informed at 4.00 pm local time a turnout of 59.5 percent of the registered voters in the Open, Simultaneous and Mandatory Primary Elections (PASO) held this Sunday.
Already at midday, Interior Minister Eduardo "Wado" de Pedro indicated that the turnout was at "the historical level" registered at that time in the electoral days.
This year, voting centers increased by 3,000 as part of COVID-19 preventive health measures. According to information from the electoral justice, only some delays were reported due to the absence of polling station authorities in different districts.
Nearly 95,000 military and security forces personnel safeguarded 101,457 polling stations distributed in 17,092 schools and other precincts nationwide.
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