Bratislava: Ftáčnik leads the battle for regional governor

Former mayor of the Slovak capital leads with 25.5 percent in the campaign.

Milan FtáčnikMilan Ftáčnik(Source: Sme)

Former mayor of Bratislava Milan Ftáčnik is leading the battle for the position of Bratislava regional governor. In the poll carried out by the Focus agency between September 28 and October 6 via phone on a sampling of 1,014 respondents for the Ringier Axel Springer Slovakia publisher, 25.5 percent of those polled expressed support for him.

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The mayor of the Bratislava borough of Nové Mesto, Rudolf Kusý, is second at 19 percent, the TASR newswire reported. The incumbent head of Bratislava Region (BSK), Pavol Frešo, placed third with 16.4 percent.

Other places in the poll went to SaS MP Juraj Droba (14.1 percent), journalist and politician Daniel Krajcer (7.1 percent), mayor of the borough of Vajnory, Ján Mrva (6.1 percent), Bratislava city councillor Jozef Uhler (4.1 percent) and chair of Green Party Slovakia Natália Hanulíková (2 percent). The remaining candidates received less than 2 percent.

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The poll also found that 59.6 percent of respondents would go to the ballot boxes, 11.5 percent of those polled would not vote, 26.6 percent were undecided and 2.3 percent refused to answer. Currently, there are 17 candidates for the BSK governor. The election takes place on November 4.

Foreigners with permanent residence are allowed to participate in the vote.

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