Twenty-nine parties to run in European elections

A RECORD number of 29 political parties and movements submitted candidate slates for the European Parliament election, scheduled to take place in Slovakia on May 24 this year.

A RECORD number of 29 political parties and movements submitted candidate slates for the European Parliament election, scheduled to take place in Slovakia on May 24 this year.

The slate has to be submitted together with a financial deposit of €1,659.

Apart from all six of the parties in parliament, another 23 non-parliamentary parties are seeking to compete for seats in the European Parliament, among them the NOVA movement, which is running a joint slate with the Civic Democratic Party (OKS) and the Conservative Democrats of Slovakia (KDS). The Party of Hungarian Community (SMK), the nationalist Slovak National Party (SNS), the Communists (KSS) and People’s Party - Our Slovakia (ĽSNS) - the party of Banská Bystrica regional governor Marian Kotleba, known for his extremist background - are also running candidates in the election.

The 2014 election is the third-ever European Parliament election to take place in Slovakia. The European elections have so far attracted little attention among voters, and this time around the turnout is again expected to be low.

Foreigners living in Slovakia who are European citizens can vote in the EP too.

The Slovak Spectator will provide a more detailed report about the candidate lists in the coming days.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Michaela Terenzani from press reports.
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information
presented in its Flash News postings.

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