Candidates for seats in the European Parliament (EP) might not need a record of meritorious political activity or to even to have made promises to the electorate in order to be elected in Slovakia. When asked why they had come to cast their ballots some Slovak voters gave the answer today that they had come just to fulfil their citizenship responsibility and they didn’t expect much from their representatives in the EP, the SITA newswire reported.
Zuzana Sedláková, a student who was interviewed in front of a polling station in the town of Trenčín said she came because she wanted to exercise her right to vote.
“I know nothing about the candidates,” she told SITA. “I don’t even know who I will give my vote to. Maybe I will spend an hour in there.”
The student did not believe the election had much significance.
“In general I see it [the European Parliament] as an unnecessary function and maybe also this voting will be totally unnecessary,” she said, as quoted by SITA.
6. Jun 2009 at 20:00