Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Slovak regional elections set for November 14

Slovak elections for the top public offices in regional administrations (VÚC) will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2009 with a possible second round on November 28, 2009, the TASR newswire reported.

Slovak elections for the top public offices in regional administrations (VÚC) will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2009 with a possible second round on November 28, 2009, the TASR newswire reported.

The date was announced on July 2 by the Speaker of Slovak Parliament Pavol Paška (Smer). A possible second round will have to be announced by Paška only for those regions in which a candidate fails to get an absolute majority of votes.

Currently, Slovakia’s eight self-governing regions have 412 representatives and their number can be changed only 65 days before the elections at the latest. As the Slovak system is based on receiving a majority, a nominee who gets such a majority in his/her electorate obtains the mandate.

“I want to ask citizens to seriously consider their participation in the elections, as we have had a bad experience with the turnout in the past. Regions in Slovakia spend millions of euros and they do have vast powers,” Paška told 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.

Top stories

My five-year-old daughter will almost certainly encounter a Weinstein too

It’s not that I thought sexually harassing women was okay, it’s more that I accepted that was just part of how things worked. Unfortunate, yes, but also standard.

Harvey Weinstein

Socialism elections were parody of free vote

After the revolution in 1989 the number of people participating in elections fell from 99 percent to around 60 percent.

Elections during socialism regime.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 17 and November 26, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Lúčnica

Top 3 stories from Last Week in Slovakia Video

Chinese could produce e-cars in Slovakia - PM Robert Fico does not see election defeat - Poliačik leaves the strongest opposition party

PM Robert Fico