Parties in comparison
Explanation of the chart
The graph shows the economic orientation of the parties on the X-axis from left to right. The further left, the more actively the state should intervene via taxes, regulations and redistribution. The further to the right, the less the state should intervene.
On the Y-axis from top to bottom, the parties are categorized according to their life models. The further up a party, the more it prioritizes liberal lifestyles over traditional views and material goods. The further down, the more a party aligns itself with traditional lifestyles and sees the state as the moral authority for living together.
Data was collected through the 2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey by more than 400 policy experts. Party positions may change over time. Therefore, the chart serves only as an overview and cannot make statements about specific political topics.
Ryan Bakker, Liesbet Hooghe, Seth Jolly, Gary Marks, Jonathan Polk, Jan Rovny, Marco Steenbergen, and Milada Anna Vachudova. 2020. “2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey.” - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
SMERDirection – Social Democracy
SMER (Smer – Sociálna Demokracia) is a center-left party that is currently represented in parliament with 32 seats.
HLASVoice – Social Democracy
HLAS (HLAS – sociálna demokracia) is a center-left party that is currently represented in the parliament with 27 MPs.
SNSSlovak National Party
SNS (Slovenská národná strana) is a right-wing party that is currently represented in parliament with 10 seats.
PS (Progresívne Slovensko) is a center-left party that is currently represented in parliament with 42 seats.
OĽaNO (OBYČAJNÍ ĽUDIA a nezávislé osobnosti) is a center-right party that is currently represented in the parliament with 16 MPs.
KDHChristian Democratic Movement
KDH (Kresťanskodemokratické hnutie) is a center-right party and currently represented in parliament with 12 MPs.
SaSFreedom and Solidarity
SaS (Sloboda a Solidarita) is a center-right party and currently represented in parliament with 11 MPs.
AlianciaKDŽP – Alliance for Slovakia
Aliancia (KDŽP – Aliancia za Slovensko) is a right-wing party from website.sk.
Demokrati is a center-right party from website.sk.
MF (Magyar fórum) is a center-right party from website.sk.
Modrí, Most–HídThe Blues, Bridge
Modrí, Most–Híd is a center-right party from website.sk.
Republika (Hnutie Republika) is a far-right party from website.sk.
Sme RodinaWe Are Family
Sme Rodina is a right-wing party from website.sk.
ZĽ (Za ľudí) is a party of undefinable orientation from website.sk.
ĽSNSPeople’s Party – Our Slovakia
ĽSNS (Ľudová strana Naše Slovensko) is a far-right party from website.sk.