How they voted on December 2, and who won where

IN ELECTIONS to Slovakia's municipal councils and mayoral seats, 2,052,003 people took part out of the country's 4,306,280 registered voters, for a turnout of 47.65 percent.
This was the lowest turnout in Slovakia's post-1989 history. However, it was considered a success in that predictions of a turnout around 30 percent were not borne out.

photo: TASR

IN ELECTIONS to Slovakia's municipal councils and mayoral seats, 2,052,003 people took part out of the country's 4,306,280 registered voters, for a turnout of 47.65 percent.

This was the lowest turnout in Slovakia's post-1989 history. However, it was considered a success in that predictions of a turnout around 30 percent were not borne out.

Once again, turnout was higher in the countryside, at 61.93 percent, than it was in the towns, where it was 36.76 percent.

Sociologist Ľubomír Fabian said of this phenomenon that "in the villages the candidates are known, and voters see their daily activities, so there is less anonymity." In large towns, on the other hand, unless politicians have been serving for many years, "they tend to be anonymous and unknown, and their names often mean nothing to people."

However, compared to 2002 municipal elections, when the overall turnout was slightly higher at 49.51 percent, fewer people voted in the villages, and more in the towns.


List of parties in elections


Alliance of the New Citizen (ANO) - Aliancia Nového Občana

Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) - Kresťansko Demokratické Hnutie

Civic-Conservative Party (OKS) - Občianska Konzervatívna Strana Free Forum (SF) - Slobodné Forum

Green Party in Slovakia (SZS) - Strana Zelených na Slovensku

Hope - Nádej

Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK) - Strana Maďarskej Koalície

Mission 21 - New Christian Democracy - Misia 21 - Nová Kresťanská Demokracia

Movement for Democracy (HZD) - Hnutie za Demokraciu

People's Party - Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (ĽS-HZDS) - Ľudová Strana - Hnutie za Demokratické Slovensko

Rural Agrarian Party (ASV) - Agrárna Strana Vidieka

Reunited Slovak National Party (ZSNS) - Zjednotená SNS

Slovak Communist Party (KSS) - Komunistická Strana Slovenska

Slovak Democratic and Christian Union - Democratic Party (SDKÚ-DS) - Slovenská Demokratická a Kresťanská Únia - Demokratická Strana

Slovak National Coalition - Slovak Coexistence (SLNKO) - Slovenská Národná Koalícia - Slovenská Vzájomnosť

Slovak National Party (SNS) - Slovenská Národná Strana

Smer - Social Democracy (Smer-SD) - Smer - Sociálna Demokracia









Source: Statistics Bureau, SME daily

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