2020 Slovak parliamentary election

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    all 150 seats in the national council
    76 seats needed for a majority
    turnout2,916,840 (65.80%)
    increase 5.98 pp
      first party second party third party
      igor matovič.jpg peter pellegrini may 2019 (cropped).jpg
    leader igor matovič peter pellegrini boris kollár
    party oĽano smer–sd we are family
    leader since 2011 2018 2015
    last election 19 seats, 11.0% 49 seats, 28.3% 11 seats, 6.6%
    seats won 53 38 17
    seat change increase34 decrease11 increase6
    popular vote 720,723 526,889 237,398
    percentage 25.0% 18.3% 8.2%
    swing increase14.0 pp decrease10.0 pp increase1.6 pp

      fourth party fifth party sixth party
      marian kotleba (portrait) (cropped).jpg richard sulík -2011- (cropped).jpg andrej kiska in senate of poland (cropped).jpg
    leader marian kotleba richard sulík andrej kiska
    party Ľsns sas for the people
    leader since 2010 2009 2019
    last election 14 seats, 8.0% 21 seats, 12.1% new party
    seats won 17 13 12
    seat change increase3 decrease8 increase12
    popular vote 229,581 179,103 166,209
    percentage 8.0% 6.3% 5.8%
    swing steady0.0 pp decrease5.8 pp increase5.8 pp

    2020 slovak legislative election - vote strength.svg
    results of the election, showing vote strength by district.

    prime minister before election

    peter pellegrini
    smer–sd

    prime minister

    igor matovič
    oĽano

    parliamentary elections were held in slovakia on 29 february 2020. all 150 members of the national council were elected and the leader of the resultant government party or coalition will become the prime minister.

    the ruling coalition comprising direction – social democracy (smer–sd), the slovak national party and most–híd led by prime minister peter pellegrini of smer–sd was defeated by the anti-corruption party ordinary people led by igor matovič. however, as no single party or electoral coalition attained an absolute majority of seats, a post-election coalition was required to form a government.[1][2][3][4] it was the first time since the 2006 election that smer–sd did not emerge as the party with the most seats in the national council. on 13 march, matovič announced he had reached an agreement for a governing coalition with we are family, freedom and solidarity and for the people, though they had not agreed upon a common governing program.

  • background
  • electoral system
  • leadership changes
  • opinion polls
  • results
  • government formation
  • references

Slovak parliamentary election 2020

← 2016 29 February 2020

All 150 seats in the National Council
76 seats needed for a majority
Turnout2,916,840 (65.80%)
Increase 5.98 pp
  First party Second party Third party
  Igor Matovič.jpg Peter Pellegrini May 2019 (cropped).jpg
Leader Igor Matovič Peter Pellegrini Boris Kollár
Party OĽaNO Smer–SD We Are Family
Leader since 2011 2018 2015
Last election 19 seats, 11.0% 49 seats, 28.3% 11 seats, 6.6%
Seats won 53 38 17
Seat change Increase34 Decrease11 Increase6
Popular vote 720,723 526,889 237,398
Percentage 25.0% 18.3% 8.2%
Swing Increase14.0 pp Decrease10.0 pp Increase1.6 pp

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Marian Kotleba (portrait) (cropped).jpg Richard Sulík -2011- (cropped).jpg Andrej Kiska in Senate of Poland (cropped).jpg
Leader Marian Kotleba Richard Sulík Andrej Kiska
Party ĽSNS SaS For the People
Leader since 2010 2009 2019
Last election 14 seats, 8.0% 21 seats, 12.1% New party
Seats won 17 13 12
Seat change Increase3 Decrease8 Increase12
Popular vote 229,581 179,103 166,209
Percentage 8.0% 6.3% 5.8%
Swing Steady0.0 pp Decrease5.8 pp Increase5.8 pp

2020 Slovak legislative election - Vote Strength.svg
Results of the election, showing vote strength by district.

Prime Minister before election

Peter Pellegrini
Smer–SD

Prime Minister

Igor Matovič
OĽaNO

Parliamentary elections were held in Slovakia on 29 February 2020. All 150 members of the National Council were elected and the leader of the resultant government party or coalition will become the Prime Minister.

The ruling coalition comprising Direction – Social Democracy (Smer–SD), the Slovak National Party and Most–Híd led by Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini of Smer–SD was defeated by the anti-corruption party Ordinary People led by Igor Matovič. However, as no single party or electoral coalition attained an absolute majority of seats, a post-election coalition was required to form a government.[1][2][3][4] It was the first time since the 2006 election that Smer–SD did not emerge as the party with the most seats in the National Council. On 13 March, Matovič announced he had reached an agreement for a governing coalition with We Are Family, Freedom and Solidarity and For the People, though they had not agreed upon a common governing program.