Slovak parliamentary election, 1998

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Slovak parliamentary election, 1998
Slovakia
1994 ←
25–26 September 1998 → 2002

All 150 seats to the Národná rada
76 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Vladimir meciar.jpg DzurindaMik2.jpg Jozef Migaš.jpg
Leader Vladimír Mečiar Mikuláš Dzurinda Jozef Migaš
Party HZDS SDK SDĽ
Last election 61 seats N/A N/A
Seats won 43 42 23
Seat change Decrease18 N/A N/A
Popular vote 907,103 884,497 492,507
Percentage 27.00% 26.33% 14.66%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Béla Bugár.jpg Zilina P6112384-selection.jpg Rudolf Schuster 2011.jpg
Leader Béla Bugár Ján Slota Rudolf Schuster
Party SMK SNS Party of Civic Understanding
Last election 17 seats 9 seats New party
Seats won 15 14 13
Seat change Decrease2 Increase5 New party
Popular vote 306,623 304,839 269,343
Percentage 9.13% 9.07% 8.02%

PM before election

Vladimír Mečiar
HZDS

Elected PM

Mikuláš Dzurinda
KDH

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.

Results[edit]

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
HZDS
  
27.00%
SDK
  
26.33%
SDĽ
  
14.66%
SMK
  
9.13%
SNS
  
9.07%
SOP
  
8.02%
KSS
  
2.80%
ZRS
  
1.30%
Other
  
1.68%
Parliamentary seats
HZDS
  
28.67%
SDK
  
28.00%
SDĽ
  
15.33%
SMK
  
10.00%
SNS
  
9.33%
SOP
  
8.67%

References[edit]

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