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Early voting in Russian presidential election begins in Vietnam

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Russian nationals holidaying or working in Vietnam have an opportunity to cast ballots in the early voting for the Russian president which begins on Wednesday, Russian Consul-General in the southern city of Ho Chi Minh Alexei Popov told TASS.

The diplomat said the early voting takes place in resort cities where a lot of Russian tourists are spending their holidays, as well as in the province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau for

"The Central Election Commission gave us the right to hold the early voting at several locations - Nha Trang, Phan Thiet, Phu Quoc Island, that are the most popular among the Russian tourists, as well as in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province," Popov said. The early voting in Nha Trang takes place on March 14, while in Phan Thiet and on Phu Quock Island it is due on March 16.

The consul-general emphasized that voting on Phu Quoc Island is organized for the first time ever. "According to our tour operators, several hundred Russian tourists are currently holidaying on the island. Every Russian national having the right to vote and staying in Vietnam can take part in the voting, for which he has to produce the valid foreign passport," he said.



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