Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

President signs early elections into law

SLOVAK President Ivan Gašparovič sealed the decision on early elections in Slovakia yesterday by signing an amendment to the constitution that parliament had approved on February 9.

Early elections in Slovakia will thus be held on June 17, the SITA news agency wrote.

Acting Speaker of Parliament Béla Bugár must now officially announce the elections, which he has promised to do without delay.

Early elections were necessitated by the departure of the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) from the governing coalition earlier in February and the willingness of the remaining government parties to cut short their term in office from September, as originally scheduled.

The official reason given for the KDH decision was the refusal of Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda's Slovak Democratic and Christian Union to support the draft treaty between Slovakia and the Vatican on objections of conscience, one of the KDH's most cherished programme aims.

Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Night life in Bratislava will not end

Councillors for the Old Town adopt new opening hours for pubs, night clubs and restaurants.

Cvernovka's creative talents celebrate first open day at new premises Photo

Bratislava's art and design ateliers from the old yarn-making factory open their doors on May Day.

New premises for Cvernovka

How social networks can earn you a ticket to Germany

Can a status on a social network change someone’s life? Yes, if you write humorous stories about a fictive German ambassador.

Assaf Alassaf (r) talked about his life and his book in Bratislava

New investor to create 500 jobs in Nitra

A company following the Jaguar Land Rover carmaker to Nitra plans to create 500 new jobs and invest €17 million.

Tha Jaguar Land Rover draws also other investors to Nitra.