Monika Benova MEP will head the list and is the only one of the 4 current MEPs set to return.

Smer – Sociálna Demokracia (SMER-SD)

Monika Benova  MEP
Miroslav Ciz
Robert Hajsel – former Brussels based journalist and EP official
Katarina Roth Neved’alova
Igor Melicher
Martin Lancz
Jan Mazgut
Richard Elias
Ladislav Rolnik
Peter Vol’ansky
Veronika Murkova
Zdenko Svoboda
Martin Karas
Peter Hanulik

There is no place on the list for Vladimir Manka, Monika Smolkova or Boris Zala.

he political crisis has seen support for SMER-SD drop dramatically to around 20%, but it is still by far the largest single party.

Maros Sefcovic announced in early November that he would not stand to be the Socialist Spitzenkandidat but hoped to return for another term as Commissioner.