Fifteen members of the Central Electoral Committee (ÚVK), a supervisory body for the local elections due on November 27, were sworn in and chose their chairman, vice-chairman and secretary at their first meeting on Tuesday, November 2.
Based on random selection, Karol Nagy (Most-Híd) became ÚVK chairman, while Ján Petrík (Christian Democratic Movement (KDH)) will serve as his deputy. Lívia Škultétyová from the Interior Ministry is the commission's secretary. The first ÚVK session was summoned by Prime Minister Iveta Radičová, who stressed the importance of local elections, not only because people have a chance to select those who will run local authorities, but also because more than 400 powers have now been transferred from the state to local administrations.
Radičová also told the TASR newswire that she was rather disappointed to see that low turnout was being estimated. This year's local elections will take place on Saturday, November 27, in nearly 3,000 Slovak towns and villages.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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3. Nov 2010 at 14:00