Who will run in the 2020 elections?

Many parties have already started their campaign.

ParliamentParliament (Source: TASR)

Parties have already submitted the lists of candidates they are betting on in the upcoming parliamentary elections.

Altogether 25 political parties have submitted their slates by the deadline on the first day of December. The elections are scheduled to take place in Slovakia on February 29, 2020.

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Polls of voters' preferences show that eight or nine of the parties running for parliament could make it across the 5-percent threshold. Here is an overview of the biggest among them:

Smer-SD (currently ruling coalition)

Leader: PM Peter Pellegrini

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Top 10 on the slate: 2. chairman of the party Robert Fico, 3. Interior Minister Denisa Saková, 4. deputy PM for investment Richard Raši, 5. former Žilina regional governor Juraj Blanár, 6. Economy Minister Peter Žiga, 7. Finance Minister Ladislav Kamenický, 8. Trenčín regional governor Jaroslav Baška, 9. MP Erik Tomáš, 10. Matúš Šutaj Eštok, Government's Office head

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