Research by the Slovak Statistics Office show that only 42 percent of Slovaks will definitely participate in the May 16 and 17 referendum on EU entry. A further 25 percent said they would probably participate.
With two weeks to go before the referendum, politicians from all parties are calling on voters to participate. Only one politician, Ivan Hopta from the Communist Party, has called for non-participation in vote.
According to Slovak law, 50 percent or more of the voting public must cast their ballots in the referendum in order for it to be valid.
Compiled by Conrad Toft from press reports.
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2. May 2003 at 17:49