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lapopdiva 02-20-2005 08:08 AM

Spanish royals voting in referendums
 
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MADRID, SPAIN: Spain's Prince Felipe and his wife Letizia Ortiz vote in the referendum on the EU Constitution in the public college of Monte del Pardo 20 February 2005 in El Prado, near Madrid. Amid fears of an embarrassingly low turnout Spaniards began voting Sunday in a referendum on the proposed EU constitution which most of the 35-million electorate profess to back. Spain is the first of 10 EU member states holding a popular vote on the text which is designed to streamline decision-making in the 25-member bloc which last year took in 10 new, mainly Eastern European, members. AFP PHOTO/Pedro ARMESTRE (Photo credit should read PEDRO ARMESTRE/AFP/Getty Images)

lapopdiva 02-20-2005 08:14 AM

Los Príncipes de Asturias votaron a las 13:10 en el colegio de El Pardo
 
Madrid. Agencias



Los Príncipes de Asturias votaron a las 13:10 en el referéndum sobre la Constitución Europea en el mismo colegio electoral, el colegio público Monte de El Pardo, en el que a primera hora de esta mañana lo hicieron los Reyes y la Infanta Elena.
Los Príncipes, que iban vestidos informalmente, llegaron al colegio electoral en un coche que conducía el propio Don Felipe, quien llevaba la mano derecha vendada debido, según contó a los periodistas, a un golpe.
El primero en votar fue el Príncipe de Asturias después de que la presidenta de la mesa electoral dijera en voz alta su nombre, Felipe de Borbón y Grecia, y se comprobara el número 88 con el que figura inscrito en el censo electoral de esta mesa.
Posteriormente, doña Letizia, que figura inscrita en el censo con el número 486, ejerció su derecho al voto.
En ese momento no había más electores en el aula donde votaron que sí estaba abarrotada de periodistas, lo que llevó a Don Felipe nada más entrar a comentar: "vaya expectación".
A esa hora había votado el 20 por ciento del censo electoral de la mesa, 145 de los 715 electores inscritos.
Los Príncipes saludaron a la presidenta, los vocales e interventores de los distintos partidos políticos antes y después de votar y al acabar de ejercer su derecho al sufragio Don Felipe preguntó a los miembros de la mesa: "*cómo va el día? *Bien, tranquilo?".
Tanto a su llegada al colegio electoral como a la salida, numerosos vecinos de El Pardo aplaudieron la presencia de los Príncipes de Asturias que respondieron a las muestras de cariño estrechando manos y saludando.
Este es el primer referéndum en el que Don Felipe ejerce directamente su derecho al voto, ya que en el anterior, convocado para ratificar la permanencia de España en la OTAN, votó por correo.
Aunque no hay ninguna norma que lo impida, la Familia Real no ejerce su derecho al sufragio en comicios legislativos, municipales o autonómicos para dar muestra de imparcialidad, al entender que la Institución está por encima de cualquier opción política.
Está previsto que esta tarde los Duques de Palma acudan a votar en Barcelona, ciudad donde reside la Infanta Cristina.
http://www.abc.es/abc/pg050220/actua...nstitucion.asp

marezdote 02-20-2005 09:10 AM

Here is an article about them voting. There is no video posted but they often add video to their stories as the day goes on. http://www.informativos.telecinco.es/dn_25778.htm

Eliza 02-20-2005 09:52 AM

did anyone noticed that CP Felipe's right wrist/hand is bandaged up?
does anyone know why? an accident?...jus curious...

Elsa M. 02-20-2005 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Eliza
did anyone noticed that CP Felipe's right wrist/hand is bandaged up?
does anyone know why? an accident?...jus curious...

According to the article posted by Lapopdiva, Felipe has told he has a cut in his hand.

Elsa M. 02-20-2005 12:45 PM

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GettyImages has added some more photos from today's referendum:

Elsa M. 02-20-2005 12:51 PM

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Some more, from GettyImages:

Elsa M. 02-20-2005 12:54 PM

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Still from GettyImages:

lucys 02-20-2005 04:22 PM

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Spanish Royals don't usually vote--believing the Crown should be above politics--so this is only the second time the Prince has voted (last time was for Spain to join NATO). Here are a few images from Reuters via Yahoo.com:

GrandDuchess 02-21-2005 08:00 AM

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Some more pics, these are from IS:

Does Felipe normally drive?!

marezdote 02-21-2005 08:10 AM

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Does Felipe normally drive?!

Felipe seems to almost always drive himself unless he is doing an official engagement.

lucys 02-21-2005 10:12 AM

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Here are a few more from ContrastPhoto. Tomorrow their trip to Brazil begins.

lucys 02-21-2005 10:13 AM

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And a couple from SeegerPress. WireImages and Coulourpress also have some, but I can't post those.

marezdote 02-21-2005 10:54 AM

I like this one...

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...&stc=1&thumb=1


Anna_R 02-21-2005 11:09 AM

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There goes the pictures from colourpress lucys, thanks for the heads up!

Anna_R 02-21-2005 11:12 AM

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The remaining from Colourpress. It shows Letizia's name in the "voters book"

Anna_R 02-21-2005 11:27 AM

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More pictures, this time from Wireimage

Anna_R 02-21-2005 11:31 AM

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The remaining from Wireimage

Sue- 02-21-2005 12:41 PM

After the voting they flew to Brazil, did I understand right? ;)
And thanks to all for the nice pictures! Poor Felipe with his hurt hand.

lucys 02-21-2005 02:53 PM

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It's a bit the vote from every possible angle--but here are still a few more images from Sunday--this time from Vienna Report. I'm only posting some because many are so similar to others already posted:


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