Referendum chaos in Slovakia
Saturday 24 May 1997
Slovaks were to vote on whether they want their country to join Nato, and whether the president should be directly elected by citizens, instead of by parliament. But the situation was thrown into confusion by a row over ballots, tied to a long-running feud between the president and the prime minister. It led to some polling stations lacking any ballots at all, while others had voting slips without the presidential question. Reuters - Bratislava
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