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Moratorium on referendum meaningless

MPs have denounced the moratorium before the EU referendum due to start tomorrow at 14:00, in advance of Friday and Saturday's vote. According to Slovak law, there can be no election campaigning within 48 hours of a vote taking place.

Zuzana Martináková from the Democratic and Christian Union (SDKU) said: "Experience has shown that the institution of moratoria was unnecessary. In parliamentary elections it just causes problems, and now in the forthcoming referendum, it simply doesn't make sense."

MPs are not, however, forbidden to continue to urge people to register their votes.

Compiled by Conrad Toft from press reports.
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