Today: Wednesday, 24 April 2024 year

Voting has begun in the presidential elections in Slovakia.

Voting has begun in the presidential elections in Slovakia.

Polling stations have opened throughout Slovakia for voting in the presidential elections of the republic, according to data from the country’s Ministry of Internal Affairs.

“Polling stations will be open from 07.00 to 22.00,” the department reported.

The president in Slovakia is elected by popular vote for a term of 5 years. The current head of the republic, Zuzana Caputova, who in 2019 became the first female president in the country’s history, decided not to seek re-election for a second term.

Data from sociological studies that were conducted earlier indicated that the head of parliament, Peter Pellegrini, has the greatest chance of winning the presidential elections in Slovakia, and his main rival is the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia, Ivan Korcok. Only 9 candidates will compete for the presidency.

If in the first round of elections, which started on Saturday, none of the candidates receives an absolute majority of votes, then the winner will be determined during the second round, scheduled for April 6. About 4.3 million citizens have the right to vote in Slovakia.