ELECTION: Gašparovič has one-quarter legitimacy, says political scientist

Political scientist Zuzana Kusá said Ivan Gašparovič, the winner of Saturday’s presidential election, has only one-quarter legitimacy since only one quarter of eligible voters cast their ballots for him, the SITA newswire reported.

Political scientist Zuzana Kusá said Ivan Gašparovič, the winner of Saturday’s presidential election, has only one-quarter legitimacy since only one quarter of eligible voters cast their ballots for him, the SITA newswire reported.

“This election was a symbolic fight which should have been interesting for the middle classes,” Kusá told SITA. However, she said the election show people’s resignation when it comes to the possibility of change and the promises of politicians. She added that in the presidential campaign most of the promises made went beyond the powers of the presidential office.

Kusá said that regional differences in the election turn-out were caused by the fact that in eastern Slovakia, where the turn-out was smaller, many voters don’t live there permanently. For example, a significant portion of voters from Košice Region work in western Slovakia and one in 10 inhabitants of Prešov Region works abroad, Kusá said, as reported by SITA.

Compiled by Michaela Stanková and Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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