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Slovakia: Political parties at a glance

Parties in comparison

Liberal
Socialist
Capitalist
Conservative

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.

SMER

Direction – Social Democracy
Centre-left
?
EU Parliament
Government

SMER (Smer – Sociálna Demokracia) is a center-left party that is currently represented in parliament with 32 seats.

SMER adheres to social democratic values and advocates for social justice, education, and healthcare. The party emphasizes the well-being of citizens.

HLAS

Voice – Social Democracy
Centre-left
?
EU Parliament
Government

HLAS (HLAS – sociálna demokracia) is a center-left party that is currently represented in the parliament with 27 MPs.

HLAS emphasizes citizen participation, transparency, and open politics. The party highlights the importance of dialogue and strengthening civil society. They advocate for social justice and equal opportunities.

SNS

Slovak National Party
Right-wing
?
EU Parliament
Government

SNS (Slovenská národná strana) is a right-wing party that is currently represented in parliament with 10 seats.

SNS emphasizes the importance of the Slovak nation and culture. The party advocates for the protection of Slovak identity and traditions. They uphold conservative and national values.

PS

Progressive Slovakia
Liberal politics
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

PS (Progresívne Slovensko) is a liberal party that is currently represented in parliament with 42 seats.

PS adheres to progressive values, including openness, transparency, and promoting citizen engagement. The party advocates for social justice, equality, and the protection of minority rights.

OĽaNO

Ordinary People
Centre-right
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

OĽaNO (OBYČAJNÍ ĽUDIA a nezávislé osobnosti) is a center-right party that is currently represented in the parliament with 16 MPs.

OĽaNO emphasizes the fight against corruption, transparency, and citizen-centric politics. The party advocates for the interests of citizens and aims for justice and social equality.

KDH

Christian Democratic Movement
Centre-right
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

KDH (Kresťanskodemokratické hnutie) is a center-right party and currently represented in parliament with 12 MPs.

KDH emphasizes Christian and democratic values, including human dignity, solidarity, and subsidiarity. The party advocates for the protection of family and life and emphasizes social justice.

SaS

Freedom and Solidarity
Centre-right
?
EU Parliament
Opposition

SaS (Sloboda a Solidarita) is a center-right party and currently represented in parliament with 11 MPs.

SaS advocates for liberal values, including individual freedom, economic freedom, and the protection of human rights. The party emphasizes the importance of a market economy and competition.

Aliancia

KDŽP – Alliance for Slovakia
Right-wing
?
EU Parliament
No seats

Aliancia (KDŽP – Aliancia za Slovensko) is a right-wing party from Slovakia.

Aliancia emphasizes democracy, the rule of law, and political ethics. The party advocates for combating corruption and strengthening democratic institutions.

Demokrati

Democrats
Centre-right
?
EU Parliament
No seats

Demokrati is a center-right party from Slovakia.

KSS

Communist Party of Slovakia
Far left
?
EU Parliament
No seats

KSS (Komunistická strana Slovenska) is a far-left party from Slovakia.

MA

MA
Unknown
?
EU Parliament
No seats

MA is a party from Slovakia.

Republika

Republic Movement
Far right
?
EU Parliament
No seats

Republika (Hnutie Republika) is a far-right party from Slovakia.

Republika advocates for transparency, integrity, and citizen participation. The party emphasizes the importance of the rule of law and the protection of the fundamental rights of citizens.

S/KÚ/ZL

S/KÚ/ZL
Transversal
?
EU Parliament
No seats

S/KÚ/ZL is a party of undefinable orientation from Slovakia.

S/ZL

S/ZL
Centre-right
?
EU Parliament
No seats

S/ZL is a center-right party from Slovakia.

Sme Rodina

We Are Family
Right-wing
?
EU Parliament
No seats

Sme Rodina is a right-wing party from Slovakia.

For the People
Centre-right
?
EU Parliament
No seats

ZĽ (Za ľudí) is a center-right party from Slovakia.

ĽSNS

People’s Party – Our Slovakia
Far right
?
EU Parliament
No seats

ĽSNS (Ľudová strana Naše Slovensko) is a far-right party from Slovakia.