29 women will sit in new parliament

CANDIDATES of the parties winning more than 5 percent of votes in the general election will officially get a certificate confirming they were elected members of parliament on March 11.

(Source: Sme archive)

The winner of the election, Smer, will have altogether 49 MPs in the 150-seat house. Freedom of Solidarity (SaS) will have 21 MPs, Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) 19 MPs, Slovak National Party (SNS) 15 MPs, People’s Party – Our Slovakia (ĽSNS) 14 MPs, while Sme Rodina (We Are Family) and Most-Híd will have 11 MPs each. The smallest party in the parliament will be Sieť with 10 MPs, the SITA newswire wrote.

There will be a total of 29 women sitting in the 150-seat parliament, which is two more than between 2012-2016. Most of them will be from OĽaNO: six. SaS will have five female MPs, while Smer and Sieť will have four each, the Denník N daily reported.

The Slovak laws stipulate that President Andrej Kiska has to summon the first session of the new parliament in 30 days after confirming the election results (i.e. by April 4). There is a rumour that the first session will be held on March 30, but nobody has confirmed it yet, SITA wrote.

The MPs will be sworn in at the first session and they will elect its speaker and deputy speakers, as well as representatives of parliamentary committees.

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