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Bratislava saw a campaign of unprecedented dimensions

Municipal elections in the capital and elsewhere were also marked by a smear campaign. It does not seem to have worked.Michaela Terenzani, 13. Nov 2018, at 14:29

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

All eyes on Humenné: The symbol of Smer's decline

The loss of Smer's Jana Vaľová in the mayoral race has become symbolic of the 2018 municipal vote.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Nov 2018, at 11:29

Jana Vaľová

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

Another regional capital gets a "hipster mayor"

Smer lost all the regional capitals.Michaela Terenzani, 11. Nov 2018, at 12:18

Marek Hattas won in Nitra.

Bratislavans chose Vallo's planPhoto

Architect Matúš Vallo won the election following an unprecedented campaign in the capital.Michaela Terenzani, 11. Nov 2018, at 11:54

M.Vallo on election night.
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

We want foreigners to integrate but we do everything to see them fail

If foreigners feel left out, it will become more and more complicated for them in the future but also for common coexistence, researcher says.Nina Francelová, 6. Nov 2018, at 17:05

Elena Gallová Kriglerová

Trading votes for permanent residence - election corruption á la Slovakia

Votes have been traded for a variety of things, including ski lift-passes.Lucia Krbatová1. Nov 2018, at 8:38

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

Blog: Beyond “The Invisible”

Journalist Anca Dragu urges foreigners to make politicians care by casting their votes in the upcoming municipal elections on November 10.Anca Dragu18. Oct 2018, at 13:10

Regional election 2017

Mika: Bratislava needs to define what kind of city it is

Former top media manager Václav Mika believes experiences from running the public-service broadcaster can be useful in running the capital.Jana Liptáková, 18. Oct 2018, at 13:04

Václav Mika

Foreigners in Slovakia: Will they vote in upcoming elections?

Dutch activist after 13 years in Slovakia: I am still waiting to have a mayor who will translate the website of the city of Bratislava into English.Nina Francelová, 18. Oct 2018, at 7:55

Illustrative Stock Photo

TIS: Trust of Slovaks in municipal politicians is declining

The transparency watchdog conducted a survey recently, focusing on people’s trust in municipal governance.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Oct 2018, at 23:53

Municipal elections will take place on November 10.

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

Have your say

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


FAQ: How can foreigners vote in municipal elections in Slovakia?

Foreigners living in Slovakia can influence the results of the upcoming municipal elections. Here is what you need to know before visiting a polling station.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Sep 2018, at 11:35

Blog: Foreigners, get involved

What about making our voices heard? And not only in itsy-bitsy interviews about traditional cuisine and the High Tatras.Anca Dragu23. Feb 2018, at 8:10

Regional election 2017

Bratislava has its first candidate for mayoral post

The architect, urban activist and musician of the popular band Para Matús Vallo will run as a civic candidate, with the support of an expert team.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Feb 2018, at 13:52

Matúš Vallo and his team announce the candidacy February 13.