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Election

Parliamentary election takes place in Slovakia on February 29, 2020, between 7:00 and 22:00. There are 24 parties running in the election, competing for 150 seats in the Slovak parliament.

Only the parties who win more than 5 percent of the vote will enter the parliament. 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 (unless any unexpected development occurs). Relevant result numbers can be expected when some 70 percent of the vote is counted, typically just after midnight if everything goes as planned

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

 

 

 

Čaputová said election is not the end of the road, Danko believes Slovakia is at a crossroad of history

Three top constitutional officials called on voters to turn out to vote on Saturday.Michaela Terenzani, 26. Feb 2020, at 22:54

Zuzana Čaputová

Second "secret poll" confirms observers' expectations

Slovakia's voters defied the ban on polls through a crowdfunding campaign.Roman Cuprik, 26. Feb 2020, at 15:12

The Slovak parliament approved the law on a 50-day moratorium on pre-election polls on November 26, 2019

MPs rejected the Istanbul Convention again

The president respects the parliament's decision and wants to discuss further steps with the ministry after elections.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Feb 2020, at 13:20

The parliament, illustrative stock photo

Slovakia votes: What is at stake in the 2020 election (overview)

The parliamentary election is expected to bring a change to the country after two years of coping with the aftermath of the Kuciak murder.Michaela Terenzani, 26. Feb 2020, at 13:14

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Slovak far right courts youth vote in pivotal ballot

As Slovakia prepares to vote on Saturday, thousands of young voters are expected to opt for a far-right party that many would call neo-Nazi. What gives?Edward Szekeres, 26. Feb 2020, at 8:15

Extremism is a growing problem.

Climate crisis survey: No party gets an A+

Most parties, however, support a climate emergency declaration.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Feb 2020, at 21:52

Students attend the Fridays for Future Slovakia gathering in Bratislava on September 20, 2019.

Which parties pay most attention to key economic challenges for Slovakia?

After employers and the INESS think tank, Slovak Economic Society (SES) delivered its evaluation of election programmes.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Feb 2020, at 13:44

Michal Truban and Miroslav Beblavý of PS/Spolu

Ethnic Hungarians should not be divided into good and bad

The identity of Slovakia's Hungarians cannot be based on how they feel about Orbán.Beata Balogová, 25. Feb 2020, at 13:39

Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán (centre) and his Slovak counterpart Peter Pellegrini (centre-left) during their visit at the transit zone for migrants in Röszke on the Hungarian-Serbian border.
Last Week in Slovakia

Slovakia remembered victims, Fico remembered himself

Parliament has provided enough material for a political comedy movie once the Slovak movie directors get tired of thrillers and dramas based on current events.Michaela Terenzani, 24. Feb 2020, at 14:30

PM Pellegrini taken to hospital

He had to cancel his pre-election programme.Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Feb 2020, at 12:58

Peter Pellegrini's cabinet sent costly measures to parliament just days before the election.

A hard NO to extremism and fear-mongering ahead of elections

Several organisations and initiatives are launching a get-out-the-vote campaign in the last week before the vote.Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Feb 2020, at 12:53

The badges reading "NO in our country".

Folklorists don't want folk art to be abused by fascists

Important personalities of Slovak folklore and ethnologists joined their voices within the Not in My Costume initiative ahead of the 2020 election.Monika Moravčíková24. Feb 2020, at 12:39

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OSCE observers arrive to oversee 2020 elections

Attention to be paid to election legislation and media independence.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Feb 2020, at 21:43

OSCE experts meet Slovak Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák in Bratislava on February 19, 2020.

Five big questions to ask ahead of election in Slovakia

Where does the country stand based on the last published polls?Michaela TerenzaniNina Hrabovská Francelová, 18. Feb 2020, at 17:04

Martin Slosiarik and Václav Hřích

Anonymous video targeting Kiska leaks two weeks before elections

Another video is to leak to the media, Kiska claims.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Feb 2020, at 6:12

Za Ľudí chair Andrej Kiska.
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Last Week in Slovakia

The campaign goes to parliament after the last polls

SNS and Smer are ready to spend a lot of money to save their numbers ahead of the election.Michaela Terenzani, 17. Feb 2020, at 15:02

Peter Pellegrini's cabinet sent costly measures to parliament just days before the election.

No big reforms. Parties are lukewarm with their promises for businesses

What are parties promising business ahead of elections?Jana Liptáková, 14. Feb 2020, at 13:52

2020 election sees unprecedented mobilisation of Roma

They want their voice to be heard against growing extremism.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 14. Feb 2020, at 13:03

Roma protesting against ĽSNS in Levoča

OĽaNO almost as strong as Smer just before ban on polls kicks in

Opposition parties would be able to form a coalition, results of the latest AKO polling agency show.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Feb 2020, at 12:44

Igor Matovič, leader of OĽaNO

Poll: SNS drops from parliament

The recent Focus poll shows that eight parties would make it to the parliament, with Smer winning the vote.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Feb 2020, at 13:36

OĽaNO chair Igor Matovič (centre) is holding a banner saying "He is drunk", referring to Speaker of Parliament Andrej Danko (r).