Sept. 26, 1998 Held


Slovak Republic

Election for Národná rada (Slovakian National Council)


Cast Votes:3,389,346
Valid Votes:3,359,176
Invalid Votes:30,170


Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Movement for Democratic Slovakia 43 907,103


Slovak Democratic Coalition 42 884,497


Party of the Democratic Left 23 492,507


Party of the Hungarian Coalition 15 306,623


Slovak National Party 14 304,839


Party of Civic Understanding 13 269,343


Other - - 194,264


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.)