The coalition of Progressive Slovakia and Spolu (who supported Zuzana Čaputová in the presidential election in March) won the election ahead of the ruling Smer. The far right ĽSNS ended third.
The election turnout was 22.47 percent, much higher than in 2014, when Slovakia posted a turnout of 13 percent.
Official results of the EP election in Slovakia:
Progressive Slovakia/Spolu 20.11%
elected MEPs: Michal Šimečka (PS), Vladimír Bilčík (Spolu), Martin Hojsík (PS), Michal Wiezik (PS)
faction: PS for ALDE, Spolu for EPP
elected MEPs: Monika Beňová, Miroslav Číž, Robert Hajšel
People's Party - Our Slovakia (ĽSNS) 12.07%
elected MEPs: Milan Uhrík, Miroslav Radačovský
faction: N/A (far-right party)
Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) 9.69%
elected MEPs: Ivan Štefanec, Miriam Lexmann (will take up her chair after Brexit)
Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) 9.60%
elected MEPs: Lucia Nicholsonová, Eugen Jurzyca
Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) 5.25%
elected MEP: Peter Pollák
Slovakia will have 14 MEPs in the EP, all chosen from parties which gain more than 5 percent of the vote in the elections. The number of MEPs from each party depends on how large that party’s share of the vote is. Each party in Slovakia can field up to a maximum of 14 candidates and under a preferential voting system, voters can indicate which candidate they would like to see elected.
26. May 2019 at 23:28 | Compiled by Spectator staff