ElectionGudie

March 29, 2014 Held

2,223,812
Voted
Slovakia

Slovak Republic

Election for President

Results

50%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,223,812
Valid Votes:2,200,906
Invalid Votes:22,906

Candidates:

Andrej KISKA1,307,065

59.38

Robert FICO893,841

40.61

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of the Slovak Republic

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ivan GAŠPAROVIĆ
  • 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. Candidates for the office of the president must be nominated by at least 15 members of the National Council (Národná rada) or through a petition of at least 15,000 voters. Presidents of the Slovak Republic are limited to two 5-year terms in office.

Election Notes:

  • The last presidential election was held over two rounds on March 21 and April 4, 2009. Ivan GAŠPAROVIĆ was re-elected in the second round of voting, winning 55.53 percent of the vote over Iveta RADIČOVÁ. GAŠPAROVIĆ is unable to contest the 2014 presidential election due to term limits. Current Prime Minister Robert FICO has been nominated as the candidates for the ruling Direction – Social Democracy Party / Smer – sociálna demokracia. Should FICO win the presidential election, Smer would have to replace FICO as Prime Minister and party leader. In the first round of voting FICO received the most votes (28.01%), but fell short of an absolute majority. FICO will face independent candidate and entrepreneur Andrej KISKA in the second round. Opposition candidates Radoslav PROCHÁZKA and Milan KŇAŽKO have urged their supporters to vote for KISKA in the second round of the election on March 29, 2014.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 5,418,649 (2014)
  • Registered Voters: 4,406,261 (2014)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 2,792,132 (2014)

·         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: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 24 (following the 2012 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: 812,797 (est.)