ElectionGudie

Sept. 26, 1998 Held

3,389,346
Voted
Slovakia

Slovak Republic

Election for Národná rada (Slovak National Council)

Results

83%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:3,389,346
Valid Votes:3,359,176
Invalid Votes:30,170

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Movement for Democratic Slovakia 43 907,103

27.00%

Slovak Democratic Coalition 42 884,497

26.33%

Party of the Democratic Left 23 492,507

14.66%

Party of the Hungarian Coalition 15 306,623

9.13%

Slovak National Party 14 304,839

9.07%

Party of Civic Understanding 13 269,343

8.02%

Other - - 194,264

5.78%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 150 seats in the National Council of the Slovak Republic (Narodna Rada Slovenskej Republiky)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Rudolf SCHUSTER
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Vladimir MECIAR
  • Assembly: Slovakia has a unicameral National Council of the Slovak Republic (Narodna Rada Slovenskej Republiky) with 150 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by direct popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Council of the Slovak Republic (Narodna Rada Slovenskej Republiky) 150 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Movement for a Democratic Slovakia/Hnutie za Demokraticke Slovensko
  • Slovak Democratic Coalition/Slovenska Demokraticka Koalicia
  • Party of the Democratic Left/Strana Demokratickej Lavice
  • Magyar Coalition Party/Strana Madarskej Koalicie - Magyar Koalicio Partja
  • Slovak National Party/Slovenska Narodna Strana
  • Party of Civic Understanding/Strana Obcianskeho Porozumenia

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 5,390,516 (1998)
  • Registered Voters: 4,023,191 (1998)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 2,769,816 (1998)

·         Is Slovakia a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Slovakia ratified CEDAW: Yes, succession (28 May 1993)

·         Gender Quota: No (there are political parties that have voluntary gender quotas)

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 19 (following the 1998 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 35 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Slovakia a signatory to CRPD: Yes (26 September 2007)

·         Has Slovakia ratified CRPD: Yes (26 May 2010)

·         Population with a disability: 808,577 (est.)