A collection of photos and notes connected to Slovak politics, especially billboards which form an important part of campaigning in this EU country
Saturday, February 25, 2012
99% Party - Bratislava, 2012
The text reads: "One of our priorities is: Raising the minimum wage", "We are common citizens from all of Slovakia", "We are also (part of the) 99%", "99% wants a change for the better". Billboards promoting 99% are everywhere ahead of the 2012 election, but few people have any idea exactly who is running the party or who most of the top candidates are. Rumours abound about who is paying for their advertising which includes many TV ad spots. The current post-Gorilla political environment has led to many new populist left-oriented parties attracting support, though 99% is less likely to make it into parliament than Ordinary People (OS).