188 Slovaks to compete in EP elections

THE CENTRAL election committee in Slovakia announced that the results of the first elections to the European Parliament (EP) in Slovakia would be published on June 14, one day after the voting.

Slovakia will have 14 MEPs and, according to the committee, 188 candidates nominated by 17 political groups or coalitions will compete for the posts. The MEP term is five years.

The Slovak daily Pravda wrote that foreign nationals who have a permanent stay in Slovakia and who come from EU member states can vote in the Slovak MEP elections, provided that they register in the voter lists.

If they want to cast votes for MEPs running in their home countries but do not want to travel home, they can vote in the countries' respective embassies in Slovakia.

According to the findings of the committee, there are about 6,800 such citizens in Slovakia.

Compiled by Martina Pisárová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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