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Parties got Sk113.6 million from state

ON THE BASIS of the results of the 2002 general elections, Slovak political parties received Sk113.6 million (€3 million) from the state budget in the form of subsidies in 2005.

The money went to all parties that gained more than 3 percent in the elections. Apart from a Sk60 (€1.6) contribution for every vote the parties gained, which totalled Sk38.7 million, another Sk75 million went to the country's seven parliamentary parties. Each parliamentary party is entitled to a Sk500,000 annual contribution from the state for each seat in parliament it won, the Hospodárske noviny wrote.

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