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Local elections 2021: Independent candidates win record number of municipal council seats

A record number of independent municipal councilors were elected in the October 17 local elections – a total of 67 councilors who will take office across 34 municipalities in the country. At least one independent councilor was elected in 85 percent of the municipalities, where lists of independent councilors were submitted, or in over 40 percent of the total number of municipalities, a double increase compared to the 2017 local elections across 18 municipalities, i.e. 22 percent of the total number of municipalities there were 37 independent councilors.

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