March 16, 2019 Held


Slovak Republic

Election for Slovakian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:2,145,364
Valid Votes:None
Invalid Votes:None

Vote Share by Candidate:

Zuzana ČAPUTOVÁ870,415


Maroš ŠEFČOVIČ400,379


Štefan HARABIN307,823


Marian KOTLEBA222,935


František MIKLOŠKO122,916


Béla BUGÁR66,667


Milan KRAJNIAK59,464


Eduard CHMELAR58,965


Martin DAŇO11,146


Robert ŠVEC 6,567


Juraj ZÁBOJNÍK6,219


Ivan ZUZULA3,807


Bohumila TAUCHMANNOVÁ3,535

Election Results Modified: Mar 18, 2019

General Information

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:

  • Štefan HARABIN
    • Independent
  • Maroš ŠEFČOVIČ
    • Party: Independent*
  • Marian KOTLEBA
    • Party: People’s Party – Our Slovakia / Kotleba – Ľudová strana Naše Slovensko
  • Zuzana ČAPUTOVÁ
    • Party: Progressive Slovakia / Progresivne Slovensko 
  • Béla BUGÁR
    • Party: Most-Hid / Most-Híd
  • František MIKLOŠKO
    • Party: Independent**
  • Milan KRAJNIAK
    • Party: We Are a Family / Sme Rodina
  • Eduard CHMELAR
    • Party: Independent
  • Robert ŠVEC 
    • Party: Independent***
  • Ivan ZUZULA
    • Party: Slovak Conservative Party  / Slovenská konzervatívna strana (SKS)
  • Martin DAŇO
    • Independent
  • Juraj ZÁBOJNÍK
    • Independent
    • Independent

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

** František MIKLOŠKO’s candidacy is supported by the Christian Democratic Movement / Kresťanskodemokratické hnutie (KDH).

*** Robert ŠVEC’s candidacy is supported by the Slovak Revival Movement (SHO).

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.)
Election Modified: Aug 17, 2023

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