EP elections 2019: Slovak parties and their European families

The European Parliament election is nearing. Here is some basic information about the parties and their candidates.

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The number of registered subjects in the elections is 31. The list is accessible here.

In the May 25 European Parliament election, EU nationals with permanent residence in Slovakia are eligible to vote for Slovakia's candidates. Who are the candidates?

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These are the parties that gained more than 3 percent of support in the opinion poll in the order based on the support they gained.

Smer-SD

Leader of the EP candidate list: Monika Beňová

Number of MPs in Slovak parliament: 48

Group in EP: Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D)

People’s Party - Our Slovakia (ĽSNS)

Leader of the candidate list: Martin Beluský

Number of MPs in Slovak parliament: 13

Group in EP: Unknown. The far-right ĽSNS is against Slovakia's EU membership.

Freedom and Solidarity (SaS)

Leader of the candidate list: Eugen Jurzyca

Number of MPs in Slovak parliament: 20

Group in EP: European Conservatives and Reformists Group

Motto: Common sense is the best recipe

Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO)

Leader of the candidate list: Igor Matovič (he stated, however, that he will give up on his position in the EP)

Number of MPs in Slovak parliament: 16

Group in EP: European Conservatives and Reformists Group

Motto: Slovakia in a prospering and safe Europe. Let's repair, not destroy our European house.

Sme rodina (We Are Family)

Leader of the candidate list: Peter Pčolinský

Number of MPs in Slovak parliament: 8

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Group in EP: European Alliance of Peoples and Nations

Motto: Less Brussels, more common sense

Christian Democratic Movement (KDH)

Leader of the candidate list: Ivan Štefanec

Number of MPs in Slovak parliament: 0

Group in EP: European People’s Party

Motto: Strong Slovakia in Europe

Progressive Slovakia and Spolu coalition

Leader of the electoral list: Michal Šimečka (PS)

Number of MPs in Slovak parliament: 0

Group in EP: Alliance for Liberals and Democrats for Europe

Motto: A Truly European Slovakia

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Slovak National Party (SNS)

Leader of the candidate list: Jaroslav Paška

Number of MPs in Slovak parliament: 15

Group in EP: European People’s Party

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Leader of the electoral list: József Nagy

Number of MPs in Slovak parliament: 13

Group in EP: European People’s Party

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Party of the Hungarian Community (SMK)

Leader of the electoral list: Pál Csáky

Number of MPs in Slovak parliament: 0

Group in EP: European People’s Party

Who are the current Slovak MPs (2014-2019)?

NameSlovak partyEuropean GroupRunning for re-election
Pál CsákySMKEuropean People's Partyyes
Monika BeňováSmerProgressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats

yes

Eduard KukanSDKUEuropean People's Partyno
Vladimír MaňkaSmerProgressive Alliance of Socialists and Democratsno
Miroslav MikolášikKDHEuropean People's Partyno
József NagyMost-HídEuropean People's Partyyes
Monika SmolkováSmerProgressive Alliance of Socialists and Democratsno
Richard SulíkSaSEuropean Conservatives and Reformists Group

no

Branislav ŠkripekOĽaNOEuropean Conservatives and Reformists Group

yes (candidate of the Christian Union)

Ivan ŠtefanecKDHEuropean People's Partyyes
Anna ZáborskáKDHEuropean People's Party

yes (candidate of the Christian Union)

Boris ZalaSmerProgressive Alliance of Socialists and Democratsno
Jana ŽitňanskáNOVAEuropean Conservatives and Reformists Groupno

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