Leader of Podemos Pablo Iglesias.

27-10-2014REUTERS


A total of 45,874 non-Spanish EU residents in the Balearics are entitled to vote at the local elections next May and could make all the difference.

Palma.—They could make all the difference provided all of those entitled to vote, register to vote, but unfortunately the true reality is that only a minority have traditionally registered  to vote in the past, despite the process being very easy. All you have to do is go and register with your town hall or even  on line at the INE website.
The Balearics has the fifth largest EUresident voter base in Spain.
Madrid has the largest with 113,000 EU residents entitled to vote, there are 108,000  in Alicante, 76,000 in Malaga and 47,000 in Valencia.
Nationwide, there are a total of 840,000 EUresidents entitled to vote, but at the last local elections, only 418,187 registered to vote, less than half, and that is a trend which was more or less repeated here in the Balearics.
The largest foreign voter community in Spain is  from the UK. There are 160,000 UK residents who could vote next May followed by 150,000 Romanians, 90,000 Italians, 70,000 Germans, nearly 60,000 French and 50,000 Bulgarians.


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