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Národná rada (National Council)

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Narodna rada Slovenskej republiky / National Council
Structure of parliament Unicameral
Dates of election / renewal (from/to) 5 March 2016
Purpose of elections Prime Minister Robert Fico's Smer - Social Democracy (Smer-SD), which since 2012 had formed the first-ever single-party government in Slovakia, lost its absolute majority but remained the largest party. It took 49 seats in the 150-member National Council, down from 83. The opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS), led by Mr. Richard Sulik, nearly doubled its seats from 11 to 21 and became the second largest party. During the election campaign, the major parties focused on migration, welfare system and the economy.

On 22 March, President Andrej Kiska (independent) tasked Mr. Fico with forming a new government. The following day, the President swore in a coalition government, comprising Smer-SD, the Slovak National Party (SNS) led by Mr. Andrej Danko, Most-Híd, an ethnic Hungarian party led by Mr. Bela Burgar and Network (#SIET) formed in June 2014 by Mr. Radoslav Procházka. The government has 30 days to obtain parliamentary approval.
Date of previous elections: 10 March 2012

Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature: N/A

Timing of election: Upon normal expiry

Expected date of next elections: March 2020

Number of seats at stake: 150 (full renewal)

Number of candidates: 2,194 (1,473 men, 721 women)

Percentage of women candidates: 32.9%

Number of parties contesting the election: 23*
*22 parties and one coalition.

Number of parties winning seats: 8

Alternation of power: No
Note: The Smer - Social Democracy (Smer-SD), which led the outgoing government on its own, formed a coalition government under the same Prime Minister.

Number of parties in government: 4

Names of parties in government: Smer - Social Democracy (Smer-SD), Slovak National Party (SNS), Most-Híd and Network (#SIET)

Date of the first session of the new parliament: 23 March 2016

Name of the new Speaker: Mr. Andrej Danko (Slovak National Party, SNS)
Voter turnout
Round no 15 March 2016
Number of registered electors
Blank or invalid ballot papers
Valid votes
2'648'184 (59.82%)

Distribution of votes
Round no 1
Political Group Candidates Votes %
Smer - Social Democracy (Smer-SD)
Freedom and Solidarity (SaS)
Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (O'LANO - NOVA)
Slovak National Party (SNS)
People's Party - Our Slovakia (L'SNS)
"We are a family" (SME RODINA - Boris Kollár)
Network (#SIET)
Distribution of seats
Round no 1
Political Group Total
Smer - Social Democracy (Smer-SD) 49
Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) 21
Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (O'LANO - NOVA) 19
Slovak National Party (SNS) 15
People's Party - Our Slovakia (L'SNS) 14
"We are a family" (SME RODINA - Boris Kollár) 11
Most-Híd 11
Network (#SIET) 10
Distribution of seats according to sex
Percent of women
Distribution of seats according to age
Distribution of seats according to profession
National Council (01.04.2016)

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