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Slovakia

Slovak Republic

5,443,583 19

Population (as of June 1, 2015)

Elections in our database

4,426,760 50.97%

Registered Voters (as of None)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government
President President Head of State
National Council Národná rada Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Andrej KISKA
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Robert FICO
  • Assembly: Slovakia has a unicameral National Council (Národná rada) with 150 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.*
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the president with the approval of the parliament.
  • In the National Council (Národná rada) 150 members are elected through a flexible-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.***

* Candidates for the presidency must be nominated by at least 15 members of parliament or through a petition of at least 15,000 voters.

*** Electors are given a separate ballot for each party, which they take into the voting booth. Each party ranks its candidates from one to the total number of candidates it is running. Electors cast one vote for their preferred party. In addition, they may cast up to four preferential votes on the ballot. Electors then place the ballot of their preferred party into an envelope, discarding the other ballots into a separate bin. Seat order is determined by the predetermined order of candidates on the party lists, updated by the count of preferential votes cast. There is a 5% threshold which every party must obtain, even if part of a larger coalition.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
National Council 1998-09-26 3,389,346 4,023,191 84.25%
President 1999-05-15 2,981,957 4,038,899 73.83%
President 1999-05-29 3,047,814 4,041,181 75.42%
Referendum 2000-11-11 816,254 4,085,172 19.98%
National Council 2002-09-21 2,909,998 4,157,802 69.99%
Referendum 2003-05-16 2,176,990 4,174,097 52.15%
President 2004-04-03 2,014,619 4,204,899 47.91%
Referendum 2004-04-03 1,502,454 4,204,899 35.73%
President 2004-04-17 1,827,282 4,204,899 43.46%
National Council 2006-06-17 2,335,917 4,272,517 54.67%
President 2009-03-21 1,892,669 4,339,331 43.62%
President 2009-04-04 2,241,362 4,339,331 51.65%
National Council 2010-06-12 2,558,565 4,362,369 58.65%
Referendum 2010-09-18 998,142 4,369,553 22.84%
National Council 2012-03-10 2,596,443 4,392,451 59.11%
President 2014-03-15 1,913,369 4,409,793 43.39%
President 2014-03-29 2,223,812 4,406,261 50.47%
Referendum 2015-02-07 944,674 4,411,529 21.41%
National Council 2016-03-05 2,648,184 4,426,760 59.82%

Voter Turnout