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Paragraph 59
 
59.  Therefore, the existence of differences in the regulation of registration and postal voting in Northern Ireland are reasonably justified by the particular historical and socio-political circumstances of this part of the United Kingdom. Thus, different regulations per se do not violate the standards of the Council of Europe.  A different question to be scrutinised is whether the specific requirements do not contravene the principle of proportionality.