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Slovak presidential election, 2004

Slovak Presidential election

3 April & 17 April 2004

Nominee Ivan Gašparovič Vladimír Mečiar
Popular vote 1,079,592 722,368
Percentage 59.9% 40.1%

President before election

Rudolf Schuster

Elected President

Ivan Gašparovič

Presidential elections were held in Slovakia on 3 April 2004, with a second round on 17 April.[1] Although former Prime Minister Vladimír Mečiar received the most votes in the first round, he was defeated by Ivan Gašparovič in the run-off.[2]


Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Vladimír Mečiar People's Party – Movement for a Democratic Slovakia 650,242 32.7 722,368 40.1
Ivan Gašparovič Movement for Democracy 442,564 22.3 1,079,592 59.9
Eduard Kukan Slovak Democratic and Christian Union 438,920 22.1
Rudolf Schuster Independent 147,549 7.4
František Mikloško Christian Democratic Movement 129,414 6.5
Martin Bútora Independent 129,387 6.5
Ján Králik Party of the Democratic Left 15,873 0.8
Jozef Kalman Left Bloc 10,221 0.5
Július Kubík Independent 7,734 0.4
Jozef Šesták Independent 6,785 0.3
Stanislav Bernát Independent 5,719 0.3
Ľubo Roman Alliance of the New Citizen 1,806 0.1
Invalid/blank votes 29,675 26,347
Total 2,015,889 100 1,828,307 100
Registered voters/turnout 4,204,899 47.9 4,202,597 43.5
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, European Election Database, Our Campaigns


  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1747 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, pp1755-1756
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