Bratislava, October 30 (TASR) – The state election committee has confirmed the official results of the regional elections on Saturday.
A total of six incumbent regional heads have managed to defend their posts in the election, with only two regions, namely Nitra and Banska Bystrica, electing new leaders on Saturday.
Nitra region will be headed by Branislav Becik, a candidate supported by Voice-SD and We Are Family, who garnered 27.49 percent of the votes.
Meanwhile, Ondrej Lunter, an independent candidate, will take up the reins in Banska Bystrica region, as he obtained support from 47.53 percent of the voters.
As for the regions that will retain their current heads, Juraj Droba, a candidate supported by Freedom and Solidarity, Progressive Slovakia and Team Bratislava, defended his post of Bratislava governor on 63.6 percent of the votes.
Trnava region governor Jozef Viskupic, supported by a wide coalition of parties including OLaNO, Freedom and Solidarity, the Christian Democratic Movement, For the People and We Are Family, garnered support from 38.56 percent of the voters.
Jaroslav Baska, backed by Smer-SD, Voice-SD, We Are Family and the Slovak National Party, will continue to head Trencin region, obtaining 67.25 percent of the votes.
Erika Jurinova, who ran as a candidate supported by OLaNO, We Are Family, For the People, Freedom and Solidarity and some other movements, will remain the chair of Zilina region, seeing support from 32.04 percent of the voters.
Presov region will continue to be managed by Milan Majersky, who was backed by the Christian Democratic Movement, We Are Family, Freedom and Solidarity and For the People. Majersky garnered 42.01 of the votes.
Kosice region governor Rastislav Trnka managed to defend his post on 51.31 percent of the votes. He was supported by the Christian Democratic Movement, Alliance, Mayors and Independent Candidates, Chance and the Democratic Party.
The turnout in the regional elections stood at 43.7 percent, with a total of 1,951,522 voters going to the polls.