Czechs vote abroad
This year's general elections in the Czech Republic were historic - for the first time ever, Czechs living abroad had a chance to vote. According to unofficial estimates there are about 70,000 Czech citizens living abroad. However, the turnout was abysmally low. In European countries, the number of voters who cast their ballots at Czech embassies and consulates ranged from 70 in Poland to more than three hundred in Slovakia. The situation was similar in the United States, with some 300 hundred Czech citizens voting in New York, Washington and Los Angeles.