• Six Slovak political parties will represent Slovakia in the European Parliament. The coalition of Progressive Slovakia/Together won the elections with 20.11 % which equals four seats . SMER-SD received 15.72 % with three seats, followed by the far-right People’s Party Our Slovakia (LSNS) with 12.07 % and two seats, the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) with 9.96 % and two seats, one after Brexit, Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) with 9.62 % and two seats and the Ordinary People (OLANO) 5.25 % and one seat.
  • Despite the fact that for the first time in the history of its EU membership Slovakia will have two LSNS MEPs, pro-EU forces have clearly prevailed in the vote in Slovakia. In that sense, the victory of Zuzana Čaputová (PS/Together nominee) in the presidential election will also translate into the composition of the Slovak representation in the EP.
  • Out of 14 MEPs, only 2 current MEPS – Monika Benova (S&D) and Ivan Stefanec (EPP) will continue. The average age of MEPs has decreased and the voters gave preference to candidates who advocated for more consumer protection and for the first time also to environmental activists. Most of the new MEPs would like to work on foreign policy, human rights and social issues.
  • Obviously, with turnout amounting to 22.74 percent, it would be premature to view this result as a reliable indicator of how next year’s parliamentary elections will turn out.
  •       The EP election results should be viewed as an absolute disaster for the remaining two government parties – nationalistic SNS and minority-focused MOST-HID, which did not get any seat in the European Parliament. This outcome confirms their declining support and it is a worrying signal ahead of the next year’s parliamentary elections. What is more, the Hungarian minority will not be represented on the EU level for the first time in history.

EPP (6 MEPs)

The Christian-Democratic Movement (KDH) is down to 6.7% in the polls and risks losing…

S&D (4 MEPs)

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

ECR (3 MEPs)

The libertarian Euro-sceptic party, Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) led by MEP Richard Sulik…

Other

The opposition Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) movement came third…

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