TEPSA Brief: “Election Game Changer: Embargo on Public Polls”, Andrea Figulová

TEPSA is happy to present its new policy brief “Election Game Changer: Embargo on Public Polls” written by Andrea Figulová, a Member of the Institute of European Studies and International Relations, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, Comenius University. 

In October 2019, Slovak MPs passed an amendment to the law which extended the fourteen-day moratorium on public polls before elections to fifty days. The country’s President regarded this as unconstitutional and returned the bill to Parliament, but her veto was outvoted. The Constitutional Court decided to suspend this bill on a temporary basis. How can the right to information about the “score” of political parties influence election results in democracy?