On Saturday, local elections were held in Slovakia
Candidates of the extreme right did not succeed in the regional elections in Slovakia
Jaroslav Baška (Direction) defended his post in the Trenčín Region, Ondrej Lunter (independent) will be the head of the Banská Bystrica Region and Rastislav Trnka (independent) will be the head of the Košice Region. The chairman of the Christian Democratic Movement Milan Majerský became the head of the Prešov region.
On Saturday, local elections were held in Slovakia, which were for the first time in history associated with regional elections. Independent candidates were largely successful in the elections, while candidates from the extreme right did not prevail.
4.4 million voters were able to participate in the election, but the turnout was only 43.5 percent.
A total of 6010 electoral districts were opened in 2926 municipalities, towns and city districts.
In Bratislava, both the mayor of the city, Matúš Vallo, and the head of the region, Juraj Droba, defended their positions.
Vallo said the lower voter turnout was due to the election date.
There are school holidays in Slovakia, the first of November is a holiday and people traveled to the graves of their loved ones.
In the Banská Bystrica region, three candidates from the extreme right competed for the favor of voters, and none of them succeeded.
Together, however, they received up to a quarter of the votes cast.
Neither the candidates of the People’s Party Our Slovakia (LSNS) nor the Republic movement, which was formed in 2021 by splitting from the LSNS, were successful in other regions.
Candidates of the government movement Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OLaNO) Jozef Viskupič and Erika Jurinová defended their posts in the Trnava and Žilina regions.
The Nitra region will be led by Branislav Becík, who was supported by Petr Pellegrini’s opposition party Voice-Social Democracy.
He defeated the incumbent head of the region, Milan Belica, who was supported by the opposition party Smer-Social Democracy Robert Fico.