Local vote begins

Voting begins today in local elections in 2,918 municipalities across Slovakia. Analysts fear a low turnout as the ballot comes only two months after parliamentary elections, and as the last municipal vote in 1998 saw only 54 per cent participation.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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