ElectionGudie

April 3, 2004 Held

1,502,454
Voted
Slovakia

Slovak Republic

Referendum

Results

35%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,502,454
Valid Votes:1,484,547
Invalid Votes:17,907

Provisions

Voters were asked the following question: "Do you agree with the fact that the deputies of the National Council of the Slovak Republic are to pass a resolution that would shorten the third electoral period of the National Council of the Slovak Republic so that the election to the National Council of the Slovak Republic will take place in the year 2004?"

No179,524

12.09

Yes1,305,023

87.91

More Info:

At stake in this Referendum:

  • Referendum to seek early general elections

Description of government structure:

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

Main provisions in the Referendum:

  • The referendum will ask voters to decide whether general elections should be held earlier than scheduled. Voters were asked the following question: "Do you agree with the fact that the deputies of the National Council of the Slovak Republic are to pass a resolution that would shorten the third electoral period of the National Council of the Slovak Republic so that the election to the National Council of the Slovak Republic will take place in the year 2004?"

Population and registered voters:

  • Population: 5,372,280 (2004)
  • Registered Voters: 4,202,597 (2004)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 2,766,407 (2004)

·         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: N/A

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 29 (following the 2002 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: 805,842 (est.)