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News on elections and candidates in Slovakia

Kotleba and Harabin will not join forces before the election

Harabin’s party want to address Smer, the SNS and Sme Rodina.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Nov 2019, at 0:18

Marian Kotleba (l) and Štefan Harabin (r)

Kiska is on the rise, but so is Harabin

On the other hand, the one-time opposition leader SaS fell close to the electoral threshold.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Nov 2019, at 13:26

l-r: Spolu leader Miroslav Beblavý, PS leader Michal Truban, Za Ľudí chair Andrej Kiska and KDH chair Alojz Hlina

Slovak media are critical of extended moratorium on polls

The longer ban gives way to the spreading of misinformation, they claim.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Nov 2019, at 21:42

The media have condemned the change, approved by MPs, that extends the moratorium to 50 days

Most Slovaks oppose the 50-day moratorium

The change still awaits the president’s signature.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. Nov 2019, at 13:29

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Date for general election set

Several changes will be applied to the eighth parliamentary election in the era of independent Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. Nov 2019, at 13:23

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Triple coalition PS/Spolu/Za Ľudí? Not for now

Kiska said no, but there are talks about a broader pre-election coalition across opposition parties.Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. Oct 2019, at 15:24

Left to right: Igor Matovič (OĽaNO), Ondrej Dostál (OKS), Richard Sulík (SaS), Miroslav Beblavý (Spolu), Michal Truban (PS), Andrej Kiska (Za Ľudí), Alojz Hlina (KDH)
UPDATED: 23. Oct 2019, at 11:57

SMK rejected the agreement on cooperation with Most-Híd

The parties representing the Hungarian minority originally planned to create a joint slate with another political subject.Compiled by Spectator staff, 21. Oct 2019, at 12:31

Most-Híd chair Béla Bugár (l) and SMK leader Tibor Menyhart (r)

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

Michal Truban

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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