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Coalition backs a common candidate

THE FOUR parties of the ruling coalition have agreed on a joint candidate to face the independent candidate supported by Smer, current Petržalka mayor Milan Ftáčnik, and civic activist Anton Hlina in the battle to become mayor of Bratislava this November.

THE FOUR parties of the ruling coalition have agreed on a joint candidate to face the independent candidate supported by Smer, current Petržalka mayor Milan Ftáčnik, and civic activist Anton Hlina in the battle to become mayor of Bratislava this November.

Magdaléna Vášáryová, a former ambassador to Poland and Austria, and currently an MP and a Bratislava regional parliament deputy for the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) will also be supported by the Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party, the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH), and Most-Híd, the four parties making up the state-level coalition. The Civic Conservative Party (OKS) also agreed to back Vášáryová.

Incumbent mayor Andrej Ďurkovský, who is now a state-level MP for KDH, will not stand for election again. He has served two terms as Bratislava mayor.

The election will be held on November 27 and additional candidates can enter the race up to October 3.


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