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Election

Parliamentary election takes place in Slovakia on February 29, 2020. Read more about the election here

Exit poll results will be published as soon as the moratorium is over, when the polling stations close at 22:00.

The 2020 election in Slovakia is expected to bring a change after two governments dominated by the Smer party of former prime minister Robert Fico, forced to step down in 2018 in the aftermath of the murder of journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová

 

 

 

Who is Miroslav Lajčák?

Lajčák’s primary diplomatic focus has been in the Balkans.Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Apr 2020, at 10:25

Miroslav Lajčák

Slovakia's Ordinary PM takes over amid coronavirus crisis

The president appointed the cabinet of Igor Matovič on March 21.Michaela TerenzaniNina Hrabovská Francelová, 21. Mar 2020, at 14:08

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Who will sit in Slovakia's next government?

President Zuzana Čaputová has already accepted all the nominations, and will appoint the new cabinet on March 21.Roman Cuprik, 19. Mar 2020, at 11:15

The representatives of the future coalition parties (l-r): Boris Kollár of Sme Rodina, Igor Matovič of OĽaNO, Veronika Remišová of Za Ľudí and Richard Sulík of SaS
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Last Week in Slovakia

Of people and viruses

The government keeps tightening measures. But it is not all about the corona in Slovakia these days.Michaela Terenzani, 16. Mar 2020, at 14:57

Igor Matovic, Veronika Remisova, and Richard Sulik.

Matovič has done the easy part; now we are in it with him

The new prime minister and his government will have only hours instead of the usual hundred days.Beata Balogová, 16. Mar 2020, at 12:46

The four-leaf clover coalition presented ministerial nominations to president

Forming the new cabinet lasted only a record 13 days.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Mar 2020, at 16:28

Richard Sulík (SaS), Igor Matovič (OĽaNO), President Zuzana Čaputová, Veronika Remišová (Za Ľudí) and Boris Kollár (Sme Rodina), from left.
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Matovič and his coalition of four have agreed how to divide posts in the government

The designated prime minister will first present the names of the proposed ministers to President Čaputová, then officially reveal them to the public.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Mar 2020, at 19:41

The future ruling coalition leaders after they have reached a deal on the distribution of ministerial posts.

New government faces COVID-19 virus challenge

Outgoing government slammed over “reckless” fiscal plans.Jana Liptáková, 13. Mar 2020, at 8:44

Richard Sulík (SaS), Igor Matovič (OĽaNO), Boris Kollár (Sme Rodina) and Andrej Kiska (Za Ľudí), from left.

PS/Spolu has submitted an election complaint. What are the odds the results might change?

The Constitutional Court has never ordered the recounting of votes in the history of Slovak parliamentary elections.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 12. Mar 2020, at 14:48

Michal Truban (left) and Miroslav Beblavý (second left)

Matovič may reveal his cabinet soon

How will the ministries be distributed?Compiled by Spectator staff, 10. Mar 2020, at 22:26

From the left to the right: Richard Sulík (SaS), Boris Kollár (Sme Rodina), and Igor Matovič (OĽaNO).

The coalition is almost ready to govern

Ministries divided and future ministers almost agreed on, Matovič said.Compiled by Spectator staff, 10. Mar 2020, at 6:57

OĽaNO chair Igor Matovič.
Today in Slovakia

Two more positive coronavirus cases amid vast measure-taking around the country (news digest)

Corona virus, coalition talks, and other news from Slovakia on March 9.Compiled by Spectator staff, 10. Mar 2020, at 6:52

Disinfecting the buses in Bratislava on March 9.
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Last Week in Slovakia

Corona and coalition collywobbles

The first week of March left people in Slovakia wondering what they should worry about more.Michaela Terenzani, 9. Mar 2020, at 14:05

Igor Matovič and Boris Kollár.

Could Biden harness enough anti-Trump energy?

Look no further than the latest Slovak elections for signs of weak support for liberals and centrists.Benjamin Cunningham, 8. Mar 2020, at 19:02

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The coalition talks have officially started. Matovič met with three party leaders

OĽaNO chair Igor Matovič has named some of the principles for a possible coalition.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Mar 2020, at 0:19

From the left to the right: Richard Sulík (SaS), Igor Matovič (OĽaNO), Boris Kollár (Sme Rodina), and Andrej Kiska (Za Ľudí)meet at a round table on the March 5 evening in the restaurant Hradná hviezda.
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Today in Slovakia

The four-leaf clover is complete: OĽaNO starts talks with Sme Rodina, Za Ľudí, and SaS (news digest)

Overview of news from Slovakia on March 5, 2020.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Mar 2020, at 0:03

From the left to the right: Igor Matovič, Richard Sulík, Boris Kollár, and Andrej Kiska.
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Kollár is the lesser evil for Matovič. What is the problem with his past?

Boris Kollár claims he has never been part of the mafia.Roman Cuprik, 5. Mar 2020, at 16:47

Boris Kollár (Sme Rodina)

Slovakia to get its most conservative parliament

Where does that leave reproductive rights?Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 5. Mar 2020, at 8:00

Ordinary People and Independent Personalities presenting their slate. Igor Matovič in the middle, Anna Záborská is first from left.
Today in Slovakia

Matovič got his assignment, V4 to jointly fight virus (news digest)

Overview of news from Slovakia on March 4, 2020.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. Mar 2020, at 22:07

OĽaNO chair Igor Matovič waits with a bouquet in the Presidential Palace to be accepted by President Zuzana Čaputová on March 4, 2020.
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On winning battles and losing wars

The election result has brought some bad news for foreigners living in Slovakia.Anca Dragu, 4. Mar 2020, at 16:12