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Pravda - Slovakia | 27/11/2009

Buying Roma votes

In the run-up to the second round of the Slovakian local elections this weekend, the left-leaning daily Pravda criticises politicians for purchasing votes from the Roma minority: "Even if vote buying is anything but new, the situation has become more serious. Voices are now being heard among the citizens - and what is worse also among politicians - which question the right of the Roma to vote at all. Ironically this is happening as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. ... The politicians ... don't want to lose the votes of the Roma, knowing full well that most of them don't bother going to the polls. In half a year's time the parliamentary elections will take place. So it seems that the supermarket for Roma votes is not going to close its doors yet."

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