Change in top post at Slovak electoral commission

The head of Slovakia's Central Electoral Commission (ÚVK) for the upcoming European Parliament (EP) elections, Andrej Trnovec of the Slovak People's Party (SLP), had to resign from his post on April 7 after the ÚVK failed to register his party for the EP elections.

The head of Slovakia's Central Electoral Commission (ÚVK) for the upcoming European Parliament (EP) elections, Andrej Trnovec of the Slovak People's Party (SLP), had to resign from his post on April 7 after the ÚVK failed to register his party for the EP elections.

According to Trnovec, his party failed to make a deposit of €1,659, as required by law. “Since my party was not registered for the election my chairmanship expires,” Trnovec told the TASR newswire, adding that the new head of the ÚVK for the EP elections will be Edita Pfundtner of the ethnic-Hungarian party SMK, who was selected by lot.

Dagmar Skacanová, representing the LIGA-Civic Liberal Party, remains vice-chair. Trnovec explained that the SLP had refused to pay the deposit since it “regards buying a candidacy as immoral”. The Slovak Constitutional Court in February ruled that deposits are not at odds with the Constitution. TASR

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

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