Bratislava, October 29 (TASR) – Saturday’s joint elections are as important as a general election, said Premier Eduard Heger (OLaNO) after casting his vote along with his wife at a grammar school on Bilikova Street in Bratislava.
“These are not just any posts. Today’s joint elections will decide who will administer our villages, towns and regions, i.e. self-government, which is an essential part of the state governance,” he said. Heger noted that everyone has the right to decide who will represent them in the management of public administration bodies for four years.
The premier stressed that this is an important day. “The right to vote freely is a privilege of democracy, which we have had in Slovakia for more than 30 years,” he said.
Heger pointed out that people elect those who will decide on many services for them. “Therefore, it is very important that today we go to polling stations and give a mandate to honest, hardworking and competent people, who do not view these posts as an opportunity to enrich themselves, but as a opportunity to serve people,” added the premier.