In a press release today, San Marino RTV have responded to the new voting rules that will be used at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm.

The statement in full:

Considered the recently announced changes in the voting system of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, the Director General of San Marino RTV Mr. Carlo Romeo stated the following:

”Small States are, once again, discriminated. Not only, now the discrimination is even formalized. This is barely tolerable and the San Marino national Radio and Television is unsure whether it can tolerate it next year too. It is unbearable that certain decisions are simply communicated and not shared with the involved broadcasters. That said, this is, from our point of view, unacceptable”.

Whether San Marino will formally withdraw is still to be confirmed. What do you think of their stance against the new voting changes? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @escXtra.

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One Comment

  1. jc

    February 23, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    1 country = 1 vote against 1 people = 1 vote
    I can understand their point but the new voting is more democratic.


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