ElectionGudie

March 30, 2019 Confirmed

Slovakia

Slovak Republic

Election for President

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At Stake in this Election:

  • The office of the President of the Slovak Republic

Government Structure:

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

* President Andrej KISKA has announced he will not seek re-election.

Electoral System:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term. If no candidate wins a majority of votes from eligible voters in the first round, the top two candidates go to a second round.
  • 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.

Main Candidates in the Election:

  • Maroš ŠEFČOVIČ
    • Party: Independent*
  • Zuzana ČAPUTOVÁ
    • Party: Progressive Slovakia / Progresivne Slovensko 

* Maroš ŠEFČOVIČ’s candidacy is supported by Direction – Social Democracy / Smer – sociálna demokracia (Smer-SD).

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 5,450,421 (as of December 2018)
  • Registered Voters: 4,429,033

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 2,789,344 (as of December 2018)
  • 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: 30 (20%)
  • Human Development Index Position: 38 (2018)
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very Low (2019)

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.)