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Slovak presidential election, 1999

Slovak Presidential election

15 and 29 May 1999

Nominee Rudolf Schuster Vladimír Mečiar
Party Nonpartisan HZDS
Popular vote 1,727,481 1,293,642
Percentage 57.18% 42.81%

President before election

Michal Kováč

Elected President

Rudolf Schuster

Presidential elections were held in Slovakia on 15 May 1999, with a second round on 29 May.[1] Following a constitutional amendment in 1998 that introduced direct presidential elections for the first time,[2] they resulted in a victory for Rudolf Schuster, who received 57.2% of the vote in the run-off.[3]


Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Rudolf Schuster Party of Civic Understanding 1,396,950 47.4 1,727,481 57.2
Vladimír Mečiar Movement for a Democratic Slovakia 1,097,956 37.2 1,293,642 42.8
Magdaléna Vášáryová 194,635 6.6
Ivan Mjartan 105,903 3.6
Ján Slota Slovak National Party 73,836 2.5
Boris Zala 29,697 1.0
Juraj Švec 24,077 0.8
Juraj Lazarčík 15,386 0.5
Michal Kováč[a] 5,425 0.2
Ján Demikát 4,537 0.2
Invalid/blank votes 36,022 28,098
Total 2,984,424 100 3,049,221 100
Registered voters/turnout 4,038,899 73.9 4,041,181 75.5
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

a Kováč withdrew from the election,[3] but remained on the ballot paper.


  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1747 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1740
  3. ^ a b Nohlen & Stöver, p1755

External links

  • Tables of official results
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