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5 most significant results of the municipal electionsPhoto

A slightly higher turnout and more independent candidates. Some results in the municipal elections came as a surprise.Radka Minarechová, 11. Nov 2018, at 16:09

UPDATED: 11. Nov 2018, at 7:22

Municipal vote: Independent candidates dominatePhoto

Inhabitants of Slovak towns and villages have elected their new mayors.Compiled by Spectator staff, 10. Nov 2018, at 7:00

Matúš Vallo was elected new mayor of Bratislava.

Municipal elections: Moratorium has begun

Political campaigning on the internet and social media is banned as well.Compiled by Spectator staff, 8. Nov 2018, at 7:00

Some corruption was evident in the 2014 municipal election. Illustrative stock photo

Slovakia will elect the next mayors and councillors on Saturday

Foreigners with permanent residence can cast their vote as well.Jana Liptáková, 7. Nov 2018, at 22:32

Kiska for Prime Minister?

Almost one third of respondents can imagine incumbent president Andrej Kiska as the next Prime Minister while almost two thirds cannot.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Oct 2018, at 3:32

Radoslav Šoth could be the first Slovak in the Brussels city council

He is running at the head of the “Plan B” civic platform slate.Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. Oct 2018, at 22:23


The Spitzenkandidat process is nonsensical and dishonest

Electing at least some MEPs on a cross-border basis, for example, would force candidates to articulate a vision for Europe, rather than count on preexisting party loyalties, to get elected.Benjamin Cunningham, 5. Oct 2018, at 19:59

Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič

Poll: Mika leads the fight for Bratislava mayor

But the difference between the first four candidates is small.Compiled by Spectator staff, 3. Oct 2018, at 22:23

The candidates for Bratislava mayor, l-r: Václav Mika, Ján Mrva, Ivo Nesrovnal and Matúš Vallo

Vallo: Bratislavans love their city, but are angry with it

Architect Matúš Vallo says politicians turning foreigners into a problem to gain political points are responsible for the murder of Henry Acorda.Jana Liptáková, 1. Oct 2018, at 11:39

Matúš Vallo

Slovakia’s Šefčovič will run for Commission's top job

He vows to tackle the “barbed-wire” mentality.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Sep 2018, at 4:02

European Commission Vice-president for the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič

Have your say

The municipal election campaign has begun. Foreign residents can – and should – vote.Michaela Terenzani, 11. Sep 2018, at 7:15


Slovakia will hold municipal elections on November 10

As well as locals, foreigners with permanent residence in Slovakia can vote for mayors and councillors in the municipalities in which they live.Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. Jul 2018, at 22:15

Election, illustrative stock photo

Incumbent Bratislava Mayor will run for re-election

Ivo Nesrovnal will compete for the top post with architect Matúš Vallo, Vajnory Borough Mayor Ján Mrva, ex-RTVS director Václav Mika and others.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Jun 2018, at 22:24

Ivo Nesrovnal announced his candidacy for Bratislava Mayor.

Smer improves slightly in polls, Progressive Slovakia on the rise

In the beginning of June, the ruling party would have garnered 21.7 of the public vote.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Jun 2018, at 22:02

L-R: Ex-PM Robert Fico, outgoing Žilina governor and Smer vice-chair, Juraj Blanár, resigned culture minister and party vice-chair, Marek Maďarič, and his successor in party position, Košice Mayor Richard Raši at December 9 Smer congress.

Slovak EU commissioner enters race to become EC president

The ambition of Maroš Šefčovič is to try to ease tensions between old and new member states.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Jun 2018, at 0:31

European Commission Vice-president for the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič

Two parliamentary parties present presidential candidates

While Sme Rodina nominated its MP Milan Krajniak, the far-right ĽSNS wants its chair Marian Kotleba to run.Compiled by Spectator staff, 1. Jun 2018, at 6:30

Marian Kotleba

Kiska is not ruling out that he might found a party after all

The murder of a journalist and his partner and the events that followed have made President Andrej Kiska "change his original intentions" he admits in an interview.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. May 2018, at 22:45

Andrej Kiska

It would make no sense for Kiska to enter party politics

There are other ways the incumbent president can put his potential to use, says political analyst Grigorij Mesežnikov.Michaela Terenzani, 15. May 2018, at 17:07

Grigorij Mesežnikov

Kiska will not run or leave

The incumbent president will not run for a second term in office, but he wants to “be part of the new era” in Slovak politics.Michaela Terenzani, 15. May 2018, at 14:52

Andrej Kiska

Tomáš Drucker may become new interior minister

Following the president's refusal to appoint the new government, designated PM Peter Pellegrini will submit a new list of candidates on March 21.Compiled by Spectator staff, 20. Mar 2018, at 22:35

Health Minister Tomáš Drucker