Colombians outside Colombia also spoke!

By voting by the countersignature of peace in the plebiscite that closed at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Colombians all over the world made their voices be heard.

In some parts of the Colombian participation was really low.

Countries with more people registered to vote are the United States (191,606), Venezuela (188,352), Spain (85,658), Ecuador (23,212), Canada (17,355), Panama (11,757), England (9,177), Costa Rica (7,700 ), France (7,110) and Argentina (6,040).

These are the results known by country:


With normal and high participation of Colombians they were conducted voting by the Plebiscite for peace. The polling stations were: Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Bilbao, Valencia, Palma de Mallorca, Las Palmas, Lugo, Valladolid and Albacete.

More than 85,000 Colombians living in Spain were eligible to vote.

"A lot of people have come to the polls and we hope to continue and to see if we have a massive participation" Furmanski indicated.


Low participation marks the referendum on refugees in Hungary, where only reached 30.66 percent at 3 p.m. according to the Electoral Office.

In Budapest the polls were open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and according to surveys, is expected to "No" win. However, what was shown was high abstention.

The leftist opposition and NGOs made a hard call to boycott the inquiry or to vote no way to prevent the referendum reach the necessary quorum.


In Bern delivered the following results:

Win Yes 73%
Table 1: 83:42
Table 2: 78:29
Table 3: 19: 3
Table 4: 26: 4
Table 5: 16: 3
Total: 222: 81

These are the results in Shanghai:
Yes 70


Scrutiny in Amsterdam, Netherlands:

Yes 139 votes
No 34 votes


In Belgium the scrutiny was as follows:
Yes 314 votes
71 votes

In Venezuela however, they have reported some problems that Colombians have access to polling stations.

Altogether abroad, 203 polling stations in consulates, with 1,372 tables were placed so that Colombians 599,026 eligible voters can exercise their right.

The biggest problem reported Colombians abroad was unable to register their ballot for voting. This is because many of them did not have their card registered in the presidential vote in 2014.

"Many people wanted to vote and, unfortunately, the decision was made (in) the Registrar (and) the National Electoral Council (...) that there could be no new registrations, so many people were left without voting," he said Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin.

In Paris, the city of freedom, the voting process was contrasting.

Colombians are far away from their country but the arguments around the final result of the plebiscite didn’t wait.

The space was open for votes, argues, shouts and even empanadas and pandebono. Moreover iconic politic characters like Ingrid Bentancourt.

The Colombian population living in Paris gathered in the Colombian Embassy in Paris to vote and the crashes between opinions were the protagonist of the event.

At the end of the day the NO won, leaving the country situation expectant of the congress resolution.

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