Slovakia

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National Council

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
05.03.2016
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
29.02.2020
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
150
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
2,194
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
1,473
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
721
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
32.86%
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
23
Notes
Number of parties contesting the election: 22 parties and one coalition.

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
4,426,760
Votes Number of people who actually voted
2,648,184
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
59.82%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
Prime Minister Robert Fico's Smer - Social Democracy (Smer-SD), which since 2012 had formed the first-ever single-party government in Slovakia, lost its absolute majority but remained the largest party. It took 49 seats in the 150-member National Council, down from 83. The opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS), led by Mr. Richard Sulik, nearly doubled its seats from 11 to 21 and became the second largest party. During the election campaign, the major parties focused on migration, welfare system and the economy. On 22 March, President Andrej Kiska (independent) tasked Mr. Fico with forming a new government. The following day, the President swore in a coalition government, comprising Smer-SD, the Slovak National Party (SNS) led by Mr. Andrej Danko, Most-Híd, an ethnic Hungarian party led by Mr. Bela Burgar and Network (#SIET) formed in June 2014 by Mr. Radoslav Procházka. The government has 30 days to obtain parliamentary approval.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
8
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
34.78%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
32.67%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
No
Note on the alternation of power
The Smer - Social Democracy (Smer-SD), which led the outgoing government on its own, formed a coalition government under the same Prime Minister.
Number of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
4
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
Smer - Social Democracy (Smer-SD), Slovak National Party (SNS), Most-Híd and Network (#SIET)
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Smer - Social Democracy (Smer-SD) 49
Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) 21
Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (O'LANO - NOVA) 19
Slovak National Party (SNS) 15
People's Party - Our Slovakia (L'SNS) 14
We are a family (SME RODINA - Boris Kollár) 11
Most-Híd 11
Network (#SIET) 10
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
120
Number of women elected
30
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
20%
Sources
National Council (01.04.2016) The Slovak Spectator Reuters
Women Directly Elected
30

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
120
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
30
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
23.03.2016
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Andrej Danko (Male)
Political party
Slovak National Party (SNS)
Date of election
23.03.2016