News on elections and candidates in Slovakia

MPs to elect candidates for Constitutional Court judge again

Currently, only four of 13 judges are sitting in the court.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Mar 2019, at 22:02

Constitutional Court

Čaputová leads in the poll before the run-off

She is supported mostly by young people and respondents with a university education.Compiled by Spectator staff, 21. Mar 2019, at 13:41

Second round runner-ups Zuzana Čaputová and Maroš Šefčovič

Morality, decency and change. What do voters want from Zuzana Čaputová?

Čaputová offers scarce goods in Slovakia.Michaela TerenzaniNina Francelová, 19. Mar 2019, at 16:29

Zuzana Čaputová

Bizarre election day: From lucky winner to drinking first-time voters

The district of Prešov became the centre of this year's election strangeness.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Mar 2019, at 13:59

Liptovské Kľačany mayor Ján Hollý raising a glass with one of the first-time voters.

Slovaks invested in flight ticket due to elections. Some cost hundreds of euros

The sale of flight tickets increased 94 percent compared with the same period in 2018.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Mar 2019, at 21:57

Bratislava airport

These election statistics might surprise you

Who dominated in Slovakia’s districts in the first round of the presidential elections? Plus figures breaking down how men and women may have voted and which political parties they favour.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Mar 2019, at 13:41

Šefčovič made it to the second round, despite "ball and chain"

The candidate of the strongest political party in Slovakia could have achieved a better result without Smer.Nina Francelová, 17. Mar 2019, at 13:22

Maroš Šefčovič

Anti-system and extremist candidates did not prevail but showed their strength

Harabin did not make it to the second round, but together with Kotleba, they gained 25-percent support.Nina Francelová, 17. Mar 2019, at 12:32

Štefan Harabin

Čaputová represents a rare victory for liberal forces in central Europe

A world media report about the victory of Zuzana Čaputová in the presidential election.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Mar 2019, at 11:15

Zuzana Čaputová, the winner of the first round of presidential elections in Slovakia

Presidential election: What will the Čaputová vs. Šefčovič duel look like?

Votes for the extreme are alarming.Jakub Filo17. Mar 2019, at 10:27

Maros Sefcovic and his wife Helena voted in the morning.

Čaputová vs. Šefčovič: Presidential election is now narrowed down to two candidates

Results of the first round did not bring any surprises.Michaela Terenzani, 17. Mar 2019, at 1:34

Zuzana Caputova on election night
UPDATED: March 17, 8:29

Election results: Čaputová and Šefčovič will go head-to-head in the second round

These are the preliminary results of the first round of Slovakia's presidential election.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Mar 2019, at 23:29

Drunk man stole ballot box and threw it outside the polling station

The moratorium will be prolonged until 23:16 due to the curious incident.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Mar 2019, at 22:08

A drunk man threw the ballot box on the ground outside the polling station.
UPDATED: 16. Mar 2019, at 21:04

Slovaks elect their new president

Who will replace Andrej Kiska as the head of state for the next five years?Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Mar 2019, at 7:00

Voters in Stará Turá (Trenčín Region)

The 2019 presidential campaign: Who dominated the media?

Šefčovič’s team deleted comments and the conspiracy media embraced Harabin, but Čaputová managed to take over the media.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Mar 2019, at 22:04

Zuzana Čaputová and Maroš Šefčovič during a debate for the Sme daily.

OSCE experts will oversee Slovakia's presidential election

Six observers have already visited the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court to learn more about the election laws.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Mar 2019, at 13:47

The Grassalkovich Palace is the residence of the president of Slovakia.

Presidential election: The Church could not have sent a clearer message

Every five years, Slovakia’s politicians miraculously discover their spiritual side.Michaela Terenzani, 13. Mar 2019, at 11:20

Maroš Šefčovič

Central Europe has a branding problem

Čaputová winning would be a great story, but the odds are it will hardly register internationally.Benjamin Cunningham, 8. Mar 2019, at 19:50

One of the debates of this presidential campaign took place on the train. Maros Sefcovic speaking on the microphone, next to him sits zuzana Caputova.

The turnout in presidential elections may be high

The Focus pollster calculated that up to 60 percent of voters may show up.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Mar 2019, at 13:11

Focus poll: Support for Čaputová exceeds 40 percent after Mistrík withdraws

Another poll says she would win the first round of the presidential race with 52.9 percent of votes.Compiled by Spectator staff, 1. Mar 2019, at 11:01

Zuzana Čaputová