Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

What the proposed election law amendment says

* Eliminates the need for parties with less than 10,000 members to submit petition lists to contest elections, which now, apart from the signatures of citizens who support the party, must also carry their ID numbers. The ID number will no longer be required.
* Shortens election campaign from 30 to 21 days before elections.
* Allows not only public but also private electronic media to carry political advertising, giving each party 30 minutes of total broadcast time in each individual medium. Parties will be responsible for the content of their ads. The media must clearly mark the advertising as separate from other programmes and give equal ad rates to all parties.

* Eliminates the need for parties with less than 10,000 members to submit petition lists to contest elections, which now, apart from the signatures of citizens who support the party, must also carry their ID numbers. The ID number will no longer be required.

* Shortens election campaign from 30 to 21 days before elections.

* Allows not only public but also private electronic media to carry political advertising, giving each party 30 minutes of total broadcast time in each individual medium. Parties will be responsible for the content of their ads. The media must clearly mark the advertising as separate from other programmes and give equal ad rates to all parties.

* Regular news reports, provided they are balanced and non-partisan, shall not be considered political campaigning.

Top stories

EC scrutinises state aid for Jaguar Photo

There is a question whether the scrutiny may impact the carmaker’s plans to invest in Slovakia.

The construction site of a brand new plant of Jaguar Land Rover near Nitra.

Vote-buying scandal lands village mayor in court

Some Roma claiming the mayor of Gemerská Poloma, Miroslav Michalka was buying votes, have changed their testimonies.

Stanislav Kučerák (blue shirt) is a key witness in the vote-buying case.

Police president refuses the proposals of students

He turned down their suggestions for a public debate but invites them to talk about corruption at the Police Corps Presidium.

Police President Tibor Gašpar

How to sell Slovak books to English readers

Slovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.

On Wednesday, Slovak literature will be presented in one of the biggest bookstores in London. Among the new books translated into English is also the anthology of current Slovak prose selected and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Júlia Sherwood.