The 2010 Slovak Parliamentary Elections: National Agenda on Retreat? Cover Image

Slovenské parlamentné voľby 2010: nacionálna agenda na ústupe?
The 2010 Slovak Parliamentary Elections: National Agenda on Retreat?

Author(s): Oľga Gyárfášová
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Mezinárodní politologický ústav Masarykovy univerzity v Brně
Keywords: Ethnic based/nationalist party/agenda/vote; Parliamentary elections; Structure of the electorates; Volatility; Voting behavior.

Summary/Abstract: In the Slovak parliamentary elections of 2010, the reformist centre-right parties defeated the left-nationalist coalition government led by Robert Fico. The election results brought some other surprises – the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia and its leader, three-times Prime Minister Vladimír Mečiar, as well as the Party of Hungarian Coalition were eliminated from the national parliament. Moreover, the election outcome of the radical right-wing Slovak National Party declined significantly. On the other hand, two new parties entered parliament. All in all, the election outcomes show the weakening of the nationalist agenda and the nationalist vote. The paper examines why this has happened and raises the question of to what extent it is sustainable.

  • Issue Year: XIII/2011
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 65-84
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Slovak