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Municipal election results in cities

The eight regional capitals of Slovakia’s municipal election voted in six new mayors while retaining just two mayors in their second term (Pavol Hagyari in  Presov and Josef Dvonc in  Nitra).

Bratislava: Milan Ftáčnik, a left-wing mayor after twenty years

According to figures released by the city of Bratislava, Milan Ftáčnik (supported by Robert Fico’s Smer-SD party) received 59,457 votes to defeat SDKU-backed Magdalena Vášáryová (40,438 votes) and independent candidate Ján Budaj (23,813 votes), with a voter turnout of 33.57 %.
As for the city council (composed of 45 members), the center-right coalition (SDKÚ-DS, SAS, KDH, MOST-HID, and OKS) obtained a large majority of 30 seats.

Candidate

Votes

Political support

Milan Ftáčnik 59,457 Independent, supported by SMER-SD
Magdaléna Vášáryová 40,438 SDKÚ-DS, SaS, KDH, MOST-HÍD, OKS
Ján Budaj 23,813 Zmena zdola, DÚ, DS
Marek Blaha 869 SZ, SDĽ
Alojz Hlina 673 Independent
Stanislav Pánis 531 SNJ
Jozef Bonko 384 Independent

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Trnava: Vladimir Butko begins (KDH)

Vladimir Butko gained the support of 5,815 voters, while independent candidate Bystrík Stanko got 4,873, Jozef Pobiecký (SDKÚ-DS, SAS) got  4685 and Marián Barcaj (SDL, Green Party) got just 735 votes. According to preliminary data, voter turnout was only 29.35%, i.e. 16,316 of 55,590 eligible residents.

The coalition of SMER-SD, HZDS, HZD, and New Democracy won 17 of the 31 seats in the municipal council. The Christian democrats KDH got 8 counselors, the alliance between SDKÚ DS and SaS got 3. Three other posts went to independent candidates. The council will also included the two defeated candidates for  the mayor’s post, Bystrik Stanko and Jozef Pobiecky.

Candidate

Votes

Political support

Vladimír Butko 5,815 KDH
Bystrík Stanko 4,873 Independent
Jozef Pobiecký 4,685 SDKÚ-DS, SaS
Marián Barcaj 735 SDL, Green Party

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Trenčin: a triumphant Richard Rybníček, loved by independent SMER

Rybníček (who was formerly the CEO of STV) got a landslide 14,607 votes to beat nearest rivals Ján Kratky (2,491 votes) and outgoing mayor Branislav Celler (SDKÚ-DS) with 2,328 votes.
The city council will still have a majority representation of SMER-SD (13 out of 25 seats). Identical results for the alliance between SDKÚ-DS and MOST-HID and between KDH and HZDS-LS, both with 2 councillors, with 1 each for SaS and SNS. The turnout was 44.88%.

Candidate

Votes

Political support

Richard Rybníček 14,607 Independent
Ján Krátky 2,491 KDH, ĽS-HZDS
Branislav Celler 2,328 SDKÚ-DS, MOST – HÍD
Jaroslav Olah 692 Independent
Ľubomír Žabár 280 SMER
Pavel Poljovka 226 Independent

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Zilina Ivan Harman (center) leaves the chair to Igor Choma

Igor Choma (supported by SMER-SD, SZ, LS-HZDS and HZD) won the post of mayor with 12,034 votes. The outgoing Ivan Harman (a member of SDKÚ-DS) took a distant second place with 7,055 votes. Independent candidate Patrik Groma was left behind with 3,024 votes.

Candidate

Votes

Political support

Igor Choma 12,034 SMER, SZ, ĽS-HZDS, HZD
Ivan Harman 7,055 SDKÚ-DS
Patrik Groma 3,024 Independent
Ľubomír Bažík 2,915 KDH, SaS, MOST – HÍD, OKS
Richard Dragoun 799 Independent
Ivan Gánoczy 405 Independent
František Bobenič 197 Independent
Július Žiačik 190 Independent
Peter Vnuk 183 SF
Anna Perkovičová 94 SDĽ

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Independent candidate Peter Gogola wins in Banska Bystrica

Peter Gogol, who is the spokesman for the state forestry company Lesy SR, got over half of all votes with 13,843 votes, thereby winning what was a two-horse race. Former transport minister under the Robert Fico government, Lubomir VÁŽNY (supported by SMER-SD, SNS, and LS-HZDS), came second with 10,443 votes. Head of the ultra-nationalist LSNS, Marian Kotleba, came third with just 848 votes.

Candidate

Votes

Political support

Peter Gogola 13,842 Independent
Ľubomír Vážny 10,443 SMER, SNS, ĽS-HZDS
Marian Kotleba 848 ĽSNS
Martin Baník 210 SDKÚ-DS, SaS, KDS
Milan Kepeňa 155 SF
Zdenko Haring 145 Independent
Ivan Apfel 133 Independent
Jozef Sásik 79 SĽS

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Kosice: Richard Rasi pips Frantisek Knapik to the post

Knapik (supported by SDKÚ-DS, KDH, OKS, SMK and SZS), even with 20,763 votes (32%), did not do enough to beat first place Richard Rasi (supported by SMER-SD and MOST-HID), with 22,929 votes (36% of votes).
The composition of the city council (fifty seats) is as follows: 19 (SDKÚ-DS, KDH, OKS, SMK and SZS), 18 for the coalition of SMER-SD and MOST-HID, a seat for LS- HZDS (in alliance with EDS and SOS), and 9 seats for independent candidates. Twenty-seven of the fifty councillors make their entry to the board for the first time.

Candidate

Votes

Political support

Richard Raši 22,929 SMER, MOST – HÍD
František Knapík 20,763 SDKÚ-DS, KDH, SMK-MKP, OKS, SZS
Marek Kažimír 15,148 Independent
Cyril Betuš 3,100 SDĽ, S.O.S., SZ
Štefan Varga 497 Independent
Mária Gamcová 497 Independent
Jozef Plachý 429 Independent
Ladislav Rovinský 217 SaS

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Presov: independent Pavel Hagyari triumphs for the second time

Hagyari collected 15,479 votes, which was more than his four challengers combined. The candidate of the center-right coalition (SDKÚ-DS, KDH, Most-Hid and SAS), Ondrej Matej, got just 5,669 votes, Milan Laca (Smer-SD, SNS, HZD and LS-HZDS) got 4,004, and the independents  Anton Bidovský and Marta Kollárova got 1,071 and 484 votes, respectively.
Hagyari is in good company at the council, as 12 other independent candidates secured one of the 31 seats in the council. SDKÚ-DS, KDH, SaS and Most-Hid have 11, while SMER-SD got only 8. Eight women sit on the city council while fourteen candidates were re-elected.

Candidate

Votes

Political support

Pavel Hagyari 15,479 Independent
Ondrej Matej 5,669 SDKÚ-DS, KDH, SaS, MOST – HÍD
Milan Laca 4,004 SMER, SNS, HZD, ĽS-HZDS
Anton Bidovský 1,071 Independent
Marta Kollárová 484 Independent
Patrik Tomič 59 Independent

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Nitra: a mountain of votes reconfirmed Dvonč as mayor

Jozef Dvonč supported by SMER-SD, KDH, SNS and the Green Party, received 14,080 votes to retain his mayor post, while the nearest rival Jozef Weber (supported by SDKÚ-DS, SAS and OKS) got just 3,468 votes and independent candidate Radúz Sedlar just 1064.
The SMER-SD, SNS and KDH coalition got an absolute majority in the council, winning 28 of the 31 seats. According to initial calculations, it appears that 20 are members of SMER-SD, 6 from KDH and 2  from nationalist SNS. The Slovak National Party (SNS) of Jan Slota, while appearing in the winning coalition, failed to bring enough votes to elect even a councillor.

Candidate

Votes

Political support

Jozef Dvonč 14,080 SMER, KDH, SNS, SZ
Jozef Weber 3,468 SDKÚ-DS, SaS, OKS
Radúz Sedlár 1,446 Independent
Ferdinand Vítek 1,064 Independent
Lýdia Forrová 668 ĽS-HZDS
Róbert Švec 343 Independent
Ján Lohyňa 215 Independent
Peter Kováč 169 ĽSNS
Mário Dinga 149 Independent
Cyril Ivan 47 ZRS

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Overall, independent candidates did particularly well.

NB: Tables are compiled from data of the Statistical Office SR
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