Paška sets date for regional elections: November 9

The elections for the regional councils and the first round of the gubernatorial elections are set to take place on November 9, with the second round of self-governing region gubernatorial elections scheduled for two weeks later, Speaker of Parliament Pavol Paška decided on Wednesday, July 3.

The elections for the regional councils and the first round of the gubernatorial elections are set to take place on November 9, with the second round of self-governing region gubernatorial elections scheduled for two weeks later, Speaker of Parliament Pavol Paška decided on Wednesday, July 3.

The second-round run-offs will take place on November 23 in the regions in which none of the candidates receives more than 50 percent of the vote, the TASR newswire wrote. This will be the fourth regional election since the system of eight regions - Bratislava, Trnava, Nitra, Trenčín, Žilina, Banská Bystrica, Košice and Prešov - was introduced in 2001 to replace one with three regions: western, central and eastern Slovakia. Speculation has emerged recently that the eight-region system may be reformed back to three, with Prime Minister Robert Fico promoting a strong role for the state in the case of such a reform.

(Source: TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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