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The 2016 Parliamentary Elections in Slovakia
The 2016 Parliamentary Elections in Slovakia

Hungarian Representation in the Political Scene

Author(s): Gábor Harrach, Krisztián Rákóczi
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Social Sciences, Political Theory, Political Sciences, Governance, Sociology, Electoral systems, Political behavior, Politics and society, Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: Nemzetpolitikai Kutatóintézet
Keywords: Hungarian minority in Slovakia;Parliamentary elections;

Summary/Abstract: The parliamentary elections held in March 2016 led to the victory of Robert Fico’s SMER party and the defeat of the traditional right-wing parties. This earthquake-like electoral change altered the stable but otherwise diverse party scene in Slovakia. Besides addressing the general result of the elections, the paper also tries to explore the party preferences of ethnic Hungarian voters. It examines the share of the votes for the MKP, which is an ethnic Hungarian party and the Most–Híd (’Bridge’ in English), which is a liberal interethnic formation.

  • Issue Year: 1/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 7-24
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: English