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Czechs Give Moldovan Voters A Break

The Moldovan Embassy in Prague

The Moldovan Embassy in Prague

Several voters at the Moldovan Embassy in Prague told RFE/RL on election day that their Czech employers had given them part or the whole day off (paid) so they could go vote.

One employer at a construction site outside the Czech capital had even driven two Moldovan laborers to the embassy to cast their ballots.

Some others said they'd traded for weekend shifts.

There are 11,000 registered Moldovans working in the Czech Republic, many of them in the construction sector.

-- Mircea Ticudean/Alexandru Eftode