Kotleba: It Was Unfair Fight in Banska Bystrica Region

Marian Kotleba, leader of the far-right Kotleba-People's Party Our Slovakia (photo by TASR)

Banska Bystrica, November 5 (TASR) – The people of Banska Bystrica region decided in the regional elections on Saturday and we accept the result, defeated regional governor Marian Kotleba from the far-right People’s Party Our Slovakia (LSNS) stated on Sunday.

“I thank the people who gave their votes for LSNS despite the massage across Slovakia. We value their trust,” said Kotleba.

“It was an uneven and unfair fight. Seven political parties supporting Mr. Lunter were standing against us. It was almost all against one,” he said.

“The media power play against me and the party also affected the results in other regions. After four years at the helm of the regional authority, I can proudly hand it over to the new leadership,” said Kotleba, who was soundly defeated by businessman Jan Lunter, a candidate supported by an array of political parties.