News on elections and candidates in Slovakia

Will Kotleba and Harabin cooperate in the election?

ĽSNS chair Marian Kotleba invited Štefan Harabin to collaborate. He expects a response by the end of October.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Oct 2019, at 0:44

Marian Kotleba

SaS approves slate without renegades

Head of parliamentary caucus Natália Blahová has been excluded. Party chair Sulík pushed through his people.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Oct 2019, at 13:22

SaS introduced its slate for the upcoming parliamentary election.

Supreme Court judge Harabin announces his new party

Harabin’s party may attract the voters of far-right ĽSNS, as well as those of SNS and Smer.Compiled by Spectator staff, 1. Oct 2019, at 21:54

Supreme Court judge Štefan Harabin announces the founding of his political party, Vlasť (Homeland), on October 1, 2019

Who will preside over the Supreme Court?

Four candidates run for the top post at the Supreme Court. The election will be held on September 9.Compiled by Spectator staff, 21. Aug 2019, at 13:09

Former Constitutional Court president Ivetta Macejková wants to become a Supreme Court chief.

Who wants to replace Smer and rule in Slovakia?

What's going on in the Slovak opposition.Michaela Terenzani, 13. Aug 2019, at 11:51

Ex-president Andrej Kiska has collected 10,000 signatures for registration of his party, Za ľudí.

Drug-related video may have affected August poll results

Smer remains the strongest party, far right stays in double digits.Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. Aug 2019, at 11:58

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The affluent Slovak town where neo-fascism is vogue

Economically blessed and socially stable, a town in Slovakia has experts rethinking conventional wisdom about what drives people to support the far right.Michaela Terenzani, 23. Jul 2019, at 8:00

Hlohovec Castle

Parliament changes rules for financing eight months before elections

Ruling coalition relied on the votes of extremists.Daniela Hajčáková1. Jul 2019, at 21:22

EP election campaign in Slovakia: Expensive and boring

The pre-election campaign did not have any educational dimension, the survey by Comenius University in Bratislava suggests.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Jun 2019, at 21:56

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Christian Democrats question the results of the EP election

The party refuses to be the one that should wait for the “Brexit mandate”.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. Jun 2019, at 22:22

Miriam Lexmann (centre) and her KDH colleagues

Slovakia’s turnout the lowest in EU again

But it was much higher than five years ago.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. May 2019, at 12:47


Who are the new Slovak MEPs?

Slovakia will have its first Roma MEP.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. May 2019, at 12:44

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EP election results: More good news from Slovakia

Slovakia will mark several “firsts” in the next European Parliament.Michaela Terenzani, 26. May 2019, at 23:00

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Post Bellum calls on people to defend democracy in the EP elections

The EU is in peril, and people should act responsibly and vote, the organisation said.Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. May 2019, at 22:18

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When catching up with western Europe is no reason to celebrate

The far right is flexing its muscles in this European election.Michaela Terenzani, 22. May 2019, at 14:10

George Mayer, Marine Le Pen, and Boris Kollár in Bratislava.

Migration dominates disinformation campaign before EP elections in central Europe

Think tank GLOBSEC examined 45 Facebook pages spreading fake news in Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic.Compiled by Spectator staff, 21. May 2019, at 21:51

Migration as a threat was the most common thread of disinformation being spread before the 2019 EP elections, a GLOBSEC report suggests.

What do European elections and Eurovision have in common?

Votes in the song contest say a lot about how closely attached people feel to the rest of Europe.Benjamin Cunningham, 17. May 2019, at 15:55

Leonora of Denmark performs the song "Love Is Forever" during the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest grand final rehearsal in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, May 17, 2019.

New liberal coalition enjoys the same support as extremists

Nine parties would make it to the parliament. What would the coalition look like?Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. May 2019, at 13:30

Marian Kotleba (white shirt) and his supporters

How would students vote in the EP election?

The simulated election took place at 206 schools across Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. May 2019, at 13:25

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Send in the clowns

The poorly attended circus that is the European elections is about to come to town. Enjoy the show – but don’t expect too much of the performers.James Thomson, 12. May 2019, at 18:43