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Five outcomes of the coalition talks: Government might still go down

Coalition leaders announce they will stick together, but just a few hours later SNS’ demand to oust Smer’s labour minister transpired. Fico does not seem ready to give him up. Michaela Terenzani ,28. Aug 2017, at 14:59

Bugár, Danko, Fico (left to right) finally met on August 25. They smiled into the cameras even though they did not resolve all their issues.

Extremist will not be allowed to run for Žilina Region’s governorship

Slovak laws do not allow convicts to run in regional elections. Compiled by Spectator staff ,24. Aug 2017, at 13:15

Marián Magát (centre)

Extremist leader loses in a regional election poll

But the pollster faces accusations of alleged manipulation. Compiled by Spectator staff ,23. Aug 2017, at 14:11

Ján Lunter

Danko’s letter sends coalition in turmoilPhoto

Smer, Most-Híd and SNS believe they are the only alternative for government, early elections unlikely. Michaela Terenzani ,10. Aug 2017, at 13:25

The coalition leaders on August 3, the week before Danko sent his letter.

Poll: Majority wants a candidate against Kotleba’s party

Political parties should put up a single candidate for regional governor to challenge the incumbent one. Compiled by Spectator staff ,3. Aug 2017, at 14:50

BBSK regional governor Marian Kotleba

Candidate for Governor of Banská Bystrica Region calls for democrats to join forces

Joining forces is not a sign of weakness but a chance for democracy in Slovakia, says SNP Museum head Stanislav Mičev. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. May 2017, at 22:04

Stanislav Mičev, the director of the SNP Museum in Banská Bystrica, does not want Banská Bystrica Regional Governor Marian Kotleba at the celebrations.

SNS has still not recovered from 'Captain' Danko

The Slovak National Party sticks with 10 percent of the vote; it was even overtaken by extremists. Compiled by Spectator staff ,12. Apr 2017, at 22:23

The coalition parties leaders (l-r): Andrej Danko, Robert Fico and Béla Bugár

Regional elections will change

Parliament overrode president’s veto of the amendment to the election act. Compiled by Spectator staff ,21. Mar 2017, at 23:15

Slovakia prepares for the third elections this year.

Poll shows eight parties taking seats in parliament

The elections would be won by Smer, though with only 27 percent of the vote. Compiled by Spectator staff ,21. Mar 2017, at 23:13

The assembly hall of parliament

Poll: Support for non-systemic parties rises

The current ruling coalition would fail to collect enough votes to have a majority if a general election was called now. Compiled by Spectator staff ,28. Feb 2017, at 22:40

The launching parliamentary session on March 23.

Analyst: Society has the tools to prevent the worst from happening

Robert Fico did not appear in the Washington Post story about European far right by accident, says political analyst and director of the Institute for Public Affairs Grigorij Mesežnikov. Michaela Terenzani ,1. Feb 2017, at 15:47

Grigorij Mesežnikov

Current coalition would lose majority

The Christian Democrats would return to parliament ahead of Most-Híd. Compiled by Spectator staff ,24. Jan 2017, at 13:15

Leaders of the three coalition parties: Robert Fico, Andrej Danko, Béla Bugár (l-r).

Famous owner of healthy food plant will challenge Kotleba

Ján Lunter may fight with at least three other candidates. Compiled by Spectator staff ,17. Jan 2017, at 13:36

Ján Lunter (l) and President Andrej Kiska (r)

Cabinet okays merging dates of regional and municipal elections

The proposal filed by two members of the ruling coalition will change the Constitution and the course of elections in Slovakia. Compiled by Spectator staff ,11. Jan 2017, at 23:21

Election changes may help extremists

The amendment may not fulfil the expectations of its authors. Radka Minarechová ,20. Dec 2016, at 6:30

The 2017 regional elections may be the last to feature two rounds of voting.

Regional elections closer to changes

Coalition MPs propose a one-round vote which will also save money. Compiled by Spectator staff ,6. Dec 2016, at 22:57

Illustrative stock photo

Police do not confirm vote buying

Instead of Smer MPs, the police prosecute Roma from the village of Lomnička. Compiled by Spectator staff ,15. Nov 2016, at 14:02


Three candidates for KDH chair so far

Selection to be made in the coming weeks. Compiled by Spectator staff ,24. May 2016, at 5:51

Ján Figeľ, former chairman of KDH

Sieť continues falling in polls

Only six parties would make it to the parliament in late April, without coalition Sieť. Compiled by Spectator staff ,3. May 2016, at 13:44

Programme statement

Health care needs cleaning, new minister could deliver

No major reform or brand new vision for the health care sector planned, but contains some positive steps that could make the new minister, who entered the sector as a crisis manager with little experience in health… Michaela Terenzani ,22. Apr 2016, at 10:13

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