October 14, 2012

Local elections day


Belgians had to - yes, voting is compulsory - go to the polls today in municipal elections. In my town these ladies were very tired but obviously also eager to see the results on TV tonight. 

45 comments:

  1. I think there are a lot of us concerned about the elections everywhere these days! Great shots, Anni!

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  2. We 'moesten' allemaal hé, Anni...
    Lie(f)s.

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    1. inderdaad, Lies
      hoop dat het geen te zware last was :)
      ik heb er een wandeling van gemaakt en genoten van het zonnetje

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    1. wouldn't it be nice if there were a global solution?

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  4. I prefer electronic voting. Less waiting I assume.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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    1. yes, fortunately we have electronic voting here too. it is just that the choice is always so difficult because we have so many parties.

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  5. Hallo Anni
    Wat een goede impressie van deze dag.
    Groeten bets

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  6. Ciao Anni che carrellata di bei personaggi!
    Ciao, buona serata.
    Antonella

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    1. grazie Antonella, una buona serata anche per te.

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  7. you have to vote. interesting. i had no idea... great pics :)

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    1. yes we do have to.. there must be a reason...

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  8. Realy! I forgot so you had today election day in Belgium :)

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  9. I have never heard of compulsory voting, interesting. Hope the results are what you want. Take care Diane

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    1. some are happy, others are not, Diane.. like in any election I guess...

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  10. And here we are trying to make it as hard as possible to cast a vote.
    V

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  11. De uitslag is verrassend? Wij zagen hier alleen Antwerpen op tv, heeft Brussel hetzelfde resultaat? Jullie hebben al net zoveel partijen als hier geloof ik.
    Groeten, Marianne

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    1. neen Bieb, Vlaanderen heeft helemaal anders gestemd dan Brussel en Wallonië.

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  12. Hallo Anni,
    Never change a winning team zou de slogan hier bij ons in het dorp kunnen zijn :-)
    Ik wist niet dt je in een kieslokaal mocht fotograferen?
    Groetjes,
    Frans

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    1. tja, ik was er ook van overtuigd dat het niet mocht, fotograferen in stembureaus.. ik heb toestemming gevraagd en ze zagen er geen graten in, ze vonden het zelfs grappig en/of interessant ! :)

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  13. Dag Anni,

    Je hebt het weer zo mooi in je eigen stijl in beeld gebracht!
    (en de chinees zei: Elections??? Hoho, we have them evely molning!)

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    1. ha ha
      dat van die 'eigen stijl' apprecieer ik ook !
      happy week

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  14. Personalmente penso che tutti i votanti siano ansiosi di conoscere i risultati. Ottimo post. Anche in Italia è obbligatorio votare e, dopo la terza non votazione nazionale, si perde il diritto di votare. Buona continuazione di giornata.

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    1. vero !? e piuttosto serio !
      qui in Belgio, non la votazione non prende una sanzione.
      buona serata

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  15. een leuke impressie van een verplichte uitstap...

    groeten

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  16. Anni,

    November 6 is election day here for a number of Senate and House of Representatives seats and of course the Presidency. Although, early voting as started in a number of states here. ( I can vote early onOctober 23). Most people who are party affiliated vote early because they are certain of who they want in office. If you wait to vote on November 6, there can sometimes be very long lines. :)

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    1. Yes, Kristie, I just read that Michelle Obama has already voted :)

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  17. bij ons is zo nog niuet jammer vind ik zou veel sneller gaan denk ik maar we zijn weer goed voor 6jaar denk ik want ik volg zo niet
    groetjes antony

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  18. Elsene ?
    herken precies mijn schooltje :)

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    1. juist ! ah ben je hier naar school geweest? in de Amerikaanse straat?

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  19. J'ai entendu dire que les Flamands voulaient être indépendants. Je sais, cela n'a rien à voir avec les élections municipales. C'est inquiétant pour la Belgique, non ?

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    1. espérons que nos hommes politiques gardent ou retrouvent (?) leur sang froid, Claude!

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  20. Ciao Anni, grandiosa l'associazione di immagini che ha costruito amica mia!
    Sorridente giornata!

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    1. tanto tempo che non ci sentiamo, Sciarada!
      una buona giornata !

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  21. Un devoir citoyen pour le meilleur et pour le pire...

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    1. ne dit-on pas cela dans un autre contexte, Oliver ;)

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  22. de rijtjes vielen mee bij jullie. Hier was het erger :)
    Knappe fotografie.

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  23. Do you see the little yellow Fiat? :)

    Anyway, your documentary, your images are strong!

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  24. Well, I hope you voted for the people who will do a good job for your country!

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  25. Yes, I remember it well.
    I went voting at 10:30.
    I started enjoying an aperitif at 11.
    I stopped enjoying at 19:30.
    That must be a record for an aperitif.

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