Slovak referendum on ‘family’ invalid, turnout low

Written by on February 8, 2015 in Europe - Comments Off on Slovak referendum on ‘family’ invalid, turnout low

Slovakia’s February 7 referendum on family may be invalid as just 21.3 per cent of eligible voters cast their ballot, suggest the unofficial results released by the Statistics Office, after the votes had been counted in 94.1 per cent of election precincts.

In order to be valid, the turnout needs to surpass the required 50 per cent quorum of eligible voters.

As much as 95 per cent of voters said “yes” to the question concerning the limited use of the word “marriage” only when referring to the union of a man and a woman, while five per cent opposed it.

The second question seeking to ban adoption for same-sex couples was approved by 92 per cent of voters, while eight per cent answered “no”.

For the full story, please visit The Slovak Spectator

 

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