The campaign for seats in the European Parliament comes to an end on Thursday, June 4 at 7:00 as the election moratorium starts that will be in force until Saturday at 22:00 when the polling stations in Slovakia close. During the moratorium, a ban will be in effect on broadcasting and publishing information about candidates running for seats in the European Parliament. During the voting, it is also not allowed to publish results of exit polls, the SITA newswire wrote.
Deputy Director of the Statistics Office, Ľudmila Benkovičová, informed SITA that the official results of the elections to the EP will not be released until polling stations close in the last EU member state, which will be on Sunday, June 7 at 22:00. Afterwards, the results will be published on www.statistics.sk as well as on www.volbysr.sk.
Around 375 million voters from 27 EU member states, who represent a total of 492 million EU citizens, will decide on 736 seats in the European Parliament. After these elections, thirteen deputies will represent Slovakia in the parliament. MEPs are elected every five years. Deputies in the European Parliament are not grouped according to country but by political affiliation. There are now seven political factions in the EP.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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4. Jun 2009 at 14:00