ElectionGudie

Nov. 11, 2000 Held

816,254
Voted
Slovakia

Slovak Republic

Referendum

Results

20%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:816,254
Valid Votes:798,487
Invalid Votes:17,767

Provisions

This referendum asks voters to approve the passage of a proposal that would give a non-binding recommendation for dissolution of parliament and call for a new round of parliamentary elections two years prior to the scheduled date elections of September 2002.

No39,363

4.93

Yes759,124

95.07

More Info:

At stake in this Referendum:

  • Approval of early parliamentary 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:

  • Referendum on early parliamentary elections This referendum asks voters to approve the passage of a proposal that would give a non-binding recommendation for dissolution of parliament and call for a new round of parliamentary elections two years prior to the scheduled date elections of September 2002.

Electoral Requirements

  • In order for the referendum to be approved, both participation of more than 50% of registered voters and a majority of overall votes cast are required.
    If both of the above conditions are met, a two-thirds majority vote in parliament is then required to enact the referendum.*

* The referendum was declared invalid due to insufficient voter turnout.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 5,388,720 (2000)
  • Registered Voters: 4,085,172 (2000)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 2,771,089 (2000)

·         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: 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: 808,308 (est.)