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Latvians living in Israel will not be able to partake in 12th Saeima elections

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe Latvian Central Election Commission has excluded Tel Aviv, Israel, from the list of foreign election sites in the 12th Saeima elections.

This decision was made based on information provided by Latvian Foreign Ministry that October 4th (election day in Latvia), Israel celebrates one of the largest religious celebrations – Yom Kippur. During this celebration, there are all kinds of restrictions in force that make it impossible to organize proper work of the election site in accordance with requirements of the Saeima Election Law.

During Yom Kippur, it is prohibited to work, so all airports, shops are closed. Public transport is not seen on the streets. It is also prohibited to use personal transport to move around.

Because the Latvian embassy is located in a building that will be closed on October 4th, it would be impossible for voters to gain access and cast their votes.

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