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Veranstaltungen | Parliamentary elections in Slovakia Parliamentary elections in Slovakia
Do, 28. September 2023
10:00 - 11:30 Uhr
kostenlose Veranstaltung
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You can attend the event in the premises of the IDM or follow the discussion via Zoom webinar or livestream on IDM YouTube channel. For both online and onsite participation, please register on IDM webpage

The Covid-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine and the following migration waves, inflation and energy crises have certainly contributed significantly to the fall of Igor Matovič’s coalition formed after the 2020 parliamentary election. However, the main cause of instability and the eventual collapse of the government was a series of personal animosities between the leaders of the coalition parties. The vote of no confidence and the gradual exit of the coalition ministers finally culminated in the appointment of a caretaker government of experts in June of this year. This should lead the country until the snap elections planned for September 30th.

Four opposition parties are promising a stable government after months of domestic turmoil. Former Prime Minister Robert Fico and his left-wing nationalist party SMER-SSD enjoy the highest popularity, followed by the “Progressive Slovakia”. The SMER-SSD renegades, organized in the HLAS-SD party, are currently in third place. One of the post-election scenarios could see the return of Robert Fico and his SMER-SSD party, associated with corrupt practices, a mafia-like political culture and Russia-friendly politics. What role play the war in Ukraine and current narratives in the pre-election campaigns? Should we really expect change in Slovakia’s foreign policy consisting an end to military support for Ukraine? Experts from Slovakia and Austria analyse the current situation ahead of the snap parliamentary elections.

Welcome Address

Gerhard Marchl, Head of the Department for European Politics, Karl Renner Institute

Briefing on the current situation in Slovakia

Daniel Martínek, Research Associate, Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM)

Panel Discussion

O ga Gyarfá ová, Professor at the Comenius University in Bratislava

Grigorij Mese nikov, President of the Institute for Public Affairs (IVO), Bratislava

Daniel Martínek, Research Associate, Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM)


Kinga Brudzi ska, Research Associate, Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM)

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