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Regional election campaigns underway

THE ELECTION campaigns leading up to the November 14 regional elections in Slovakia officially started at 07:00 on October 28.

THE ELECTION campaigns leading up to the November 14 regional elections in Slovakia officially started at 07:00 on October 28.

Voters in Slovakia's eight regions will elect a total of 412 members to regional parliaments as well as the top regional governor posts. More than 3,000 candidates are running for regional parliament seats and 57 candidates are vying for the eight regional governor positions.

The candidates’ campaigns must cease 48 hours before the start of balloting, the SITA newswire reported, with every kind of promotion banned during the moratorium.

Public-service TV broadcaster STV has earmarked time for candidates to present their campaign programmes.

However, public-service broadcaster Slovak Radio will not provide airtime to candidates but will report generally on the regional elections and their importance, and cover related topics.


Foreigners who have permanent residence in Slovakia are eligible to vote in the regional elections.


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