Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Presidential election in Slovakia set for March 21

The Speaker of Parliament, Pavol Paška (Smer-SD) announced the date for this year's presidential election at a press conference on January 8.

The Speaker of Parliament, Pavol Paška (Smer-SD) announced the date for this year's presidential election at a press conference on January 8.

The election will be held on Saturday, March 21 with a run-off on April 4 if no candidate receives a majority vote. These are third direct presidential elections in Slovakia. Candidates have not yet been officially announced.

The Speaker of the Parliament proclaims candidates for the presidential post if they meet the requirements set by law. The law requires a person to collect 15,000 signatures from citizens on a petition or fifteen signatures from members of parliament to run for the presidency, according to news wire SITA.

Top stories

Sagan rewrites history Video

Cyclist Peter Sagan becomes the first man to win three consecutive world championships.

When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Námestie Slobody gets facelift Photo

The architectural tender will gather ideas for the redesign of the biggest square in Bratislava

Námestie Slobody will be redesigned into a kind of living room in the city.

Fundamental values explored at Divadelná Nitra 2017

This time round, the Slovak, European and US ensembles at the theatre festival focus on #fundamentals, i.e. basic values and the essence of all things.

Nature Theatre of Oklahoma: Pursuit of Happiness