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Special Prosecutor’s Office looks into alleged Roma vote buying

THE SPECIAL Prosecutor's Office is dealing with a criminal complaint over the alleged buying of Roma votes in eastern Slovakia filed by Lucia Nicholsonová, MP for the Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party. She submitted the motion on March 28 and updated it later on March 29.

THE SPECIAL Prosecutor's Office is dealing with a criminal complaint over the alleged buying of Roma votes in eastern Slovakia filed by Lucia Nicholsonová, MP for the Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party. She submitted the motion on March 28 and updated it later on March 29.

“After registration, the criminal complaint was sent to the Special Prosecutor’s Office, because of the jurisdiction,” General Prosecutor’s Office spokesperson Andrea Predajňová told the TASR newswire.

According to Nicholsonová, three Roma approached SaS members on March 27 in Gelnica, eastern Slovakia, saying that for €3 they would vote for SaS in the upcoming elections to the European Parliament. They also allegedly confirmed that they had been offered €5-€7 for securing votes in the presidential elections, TASR wrote.

“My personal experience from the field is that Roma are literally taught to vote for reward,” Nicholsonová said. “They consider it normal.”

Source: TASR

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports

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