World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Slovak parliamentary election, 1998

Article Id: WHEBN0002728081
Reproduction Date:

Title: Slovak parliamentary election, 1998  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Slovak parliamentary election, 1998, Slovak Democratic Coalition, Elections in Slovakia, Communist Party of Slovakia, Green Party (Slovakia)
Collection: 1998 Elections in Europe, 1998 in Slovakia, Elections in Slovakia
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Slovak parliamentary election, 1998

Slovak parliamentary election, 1998

25–26 September 1998

All 150 seats to the Národná rada
76 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
Leader Vladimír Mečiar Mikuláš Dzurinda
Last election 61 seats N/A
Seats won 43 42
Seat change –18 N/A
Popular vote 907,103 884,497
Percentage 27.0% 26.3%

PM before election

Vladimír Mečiar

Elected PM

Mikuláš Dzurinda

Parliamentary elections were held in Slovakia on 25 and 26 September 1998.[1] The elections are regarded as a pivotal point in post-Communist Slovak history, as they brought about the end of the Vladimír Mečiar government.


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Movement for a Democratic Slovakia 907,103 27.0 43 –18
Slovak Democratic Coalition 884,497 26.3 42
Party of the Democratic Left 492,507 14.7 23
Party of the Hungarian Coalition 306,623 9.1 15 –2
Slovak National Party 304,839 9.1 14 +5
Party of Civic Understanding 269,343 8.0 13 New
Communist Party of Slovakia 94,015 2.8 0 0
Union of the Workers of Slovakia 43,809 1.3 0 –13
Our Slovakia 16,192 0.5 0 New
Slovak People's Party 9,227 0.3 0 New
Hungarian Popular Movement for Reconciliation and Prosperity 6,587 0.2 0 New
Independent Initiative 6,232 0.2 0 New
Slovak National Unity 4,688 0.1 0 New
B–Revolutionary Workers' Party 4,391 0.1 0 New
United Labour Party of Slovakia 3,574 0.1 0 New
Slovak National Alternative 3,034 0.1 0 New
Third Way Movement 2,515 0.1 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 30,170
Total 3,389,346 100 150 0
Registered voters/turnout 4,023,191 84.2
Source: Nohlen & Stöver
Popular Vote


  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1747 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.