Where did the young mayors come from?

Municipal leaders who grew from grassroots movements want to change their cities through communication.Michaela Terenzani, 28. Jan 2019, at 16:35

Marek Hattas on the election night

It started with the murder of journalist. How did Slovakia change in 2018?

A year of anniversaries turned into a year of changes, protests and surprises.Michaela TerenzaniNina Hrabovská Francelová, 28. Dec 2018, at 7:30

How to elect your mayor

When you live in a small village, you don't care about Bratislava. At home, everything is at stake.Michaela Terenzani, 18. Nov 2018, at 9:00

Vallo: I will face up to the people no matter what

The new Bratislava mayor has four broad priorities to accomplish.Peter Kováč15. Nov 2018, at 18:00

Matúš Vallo discusses the municipal elections at the SME daily.

Fico sticks with his old-style politics

Only the former PM knows whether the inspiration for his latest stunt was the success of the For A Decent Slovakia-supported candidates in the municipal elections.Michaela Terenzani, 15. Nov 2018, at 11:30

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 elections

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 plan

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 dominate

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 Hrabovská 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

Moving the Foreigners' Police to Vajnory is an improvement

But more can be done for foreigners, says Vajnory Mayor and candidate for the mayor of the capital, Jan Mrva.Jana Liptáková, 29. Oct 2018, at 17:04

Ján Mrva
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 Dragu, 18. 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 Hrabovská 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.