Local elections for 139 municipalities today
Local elections take place today for mayors and councillors in 139 municipalities across the country. Around 5,100 polling stations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time for the 3,144,296 registered voters. There are 84 political parties standing in the local elections with many more independents hoping to get elected.
Political analysts say that this election should give a good indication of the strength of the major political parties two years after the general election and half way through the parliamentary term.