Sept. 30, 2023 Held


Slovak Republic

Election for Národná rada (Slovakian National Council)


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:3,007,123
Valid Votes:2,967,896
Invalid Votes:39,227

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

SMER 681,017


Progressive Slovakia (Progresívne Slovensko) 533,136


Voice - Social Democracy (Hlas-SD) (Hlas – sociálna demokracia) 436,415


Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (Obyčajní Ľudia a nezávislé osobnost) 264,137


Christian Democratic Movement 202,515


Freedom and Solidarity (Sloboda a Solidarita) 187,645


People's Party Our Slovakia (Kotlebists ) 166,995

Election Results Modified: Oct 03, 2023

General Information

At Stake in this Election: 

  • All 150 seats of the National Council of Slovakia 

Government Structure:  

  • Chief of State: President Zuzana CAPUTOVA (since 15 June 2019) 

  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Eduard HEGER (since 1 April 2021) 

  • Assembly: unicameral National Council (Narodna Rada) with 150 seats 

Electoral System: 

  • The President is directly elected by plurality vote in up to two rounds. The President may serve up to two 5-year terms. 

  • The Prime Minister is nominated by the President and confirmed by the National Council. 

  • In the National Council, all 150 members are directly elected via party-list proportional representation vote and serve 4-year terms. 

Last Election: 

In 2020, the Ordinary People and Independent Personalities party won the highest number of seats in the National Council (53), followed by Direction-Social Democracy (38), We Are Family (17), People’s Party Our Slovakia (17), Freedom and Solidarity (13), and For the People (12). Voter turnout was 65%. 

New/Unique in this Election:  

In January 2023, major party leaders agreed to hold a snap election rather than await the general election originally scheduled for February 2024. This followed the dissolution of the ruling coalition after Prime Minister Eduard HEGER lost a vote of no confidence in December 2022. 

Key Deadlines: 

  • The deadline to register to vote by mail is 9 August 2023. Only Slovakian citizens who will be abroad during the election may vote by mail. 

Main Parties in this Election: 

  • Ordinary People and Friends / Ol’ANO a Priatelia 

  • Coalition including Ordinary People, several smaller parties, and independents 

  • Leader: Igor MATOVIČ 

  • Seats won in last election: 53 out of 150 (just by Ordinary People) 

  • Direction-Social Democracy / Sociálna Demokracia (SMER

  • Leader: Robert FICO 

  • Seats won in last election: 38 out of 150 

  • Leader: Boris KOLLÁR 

  • Seats won in last election: 17 out of 150 

  • People’s Party Our Slovakia / Ľudová Strana Naše Slovensko 

  • Leader: Marian KOTLEBA 

  • Seats won in last election: 17 out of 150 

  • Freedom and Solidarity / Sloboda a Solidarita (SAS

  • Leader: Richard SULÍK 

  • Seats won in last election: 13 out of 150 

Population and Registered Voters: 

Gender Data: 

Disability Data: 

IFES Resources: 

  • Does IFES have a presence in Slovakia: No 

  • Election Access: Yes 

  • Election Judgements: Yes, 6 resources 

Election Modified: Oct 11, 2023

Most Recent Elections in Slovakia

With Participation Rates