Altogether 824 foreigners will vote for Slovak candidates in the May 25 election for the European Parliament.
Most of them come from the Czech Republic: 264. In addition, there will be 122 Poles and 118 Hungarians, the TASR newswire reported.
Also, 83 Germans, 47 Britons, 36 Romanians, 32 Italians and 15 French asked for the possibility to vote in Slovakia. These are foreigners who have permanent residence in Slovakia and asked to be enrolled in the voters’ list.
Voting only in one country
The Interior Minister accepted the requests from citizens of almost all EU countries except for Cyprus, Estonia and Malta.
Foreigners with permanent residence in Slovakia can choose whether to vote for Slovak MEPs or MEPs of their home country. In the latter case, they can vote by mail, at the embassy or a different way.
It is possible to vote only for the MEPs of one country. Otherwise, they will be fined.
The EP election will take place in Slovakia on May 25. Voters elect 14 MEPs for five years. The results will be known after May 26 23:00, when the elections will be over in the last country, Italy.
13. May 2019 at 21:47 | Compiled by Spectator staff