This article lists political parties in Slovakia. Slovakia has a democratic multi-party system with numerous political parties, established after the fall of communism in 1989 and shaped into the present form with Slovakia's independence in 1993. Since 1989 there has been altogether 236 registered political parties in the country, 61 are active as of March 2012.[1]Today they have 58 active parties [2]

In the Slovak political system usually no one party has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments, an exception being the parliamentary elections in 2012.

Active political parties

Parties with representation in the National Council

List Parties Leader Ideology Previous election Current seats Status
Votes (%) Seats
SMER–SD Robert Fico Left-wing populism
Social conservatism
42 / 150
42 / 150
PS Michal Šimečka Social liberalism
32 / 150
32 / 150
Peter Pellegrini Social democracy
27 / 150
27 / 150
Slovakia Igor Matovič Conservatism
16 / 150
16 / 150
KDH Milan Majerský Christian democracy
12 / 150
12 / 150
SaS Branislav Gröhling Classical liberalism
11 / 150
11 / 150
SNS Andrej Danko National conservativism
Right-wing populism
10 / 150
10 / 150

Extra-parliamentary parties

Name Founded Leader Misc.
Change from Below 2000 Ján Budaj
Civic Conservative Party 2001 Ondrej Dostál
Common Citizens of Slovakia 2023 Tibor Hanuliak
Common Sense 2013 Ján Baránek From 2013 to 2024 it was named The Magnificent 7 Is the Way.
Communist Party of Slovakia 1991 Jozef Hrdlička The party has not been represented in parliament since 2006
Dawn 2005 Luciana Hoptová The party split from the Communist Party of Slovakia
Democrats 2018 Eduard Heger Until 2023 it was named TOGETHER – Civic Democracy.
Democrats of Slovakia 2005 Ľudovít Kaník Until 2015 was named Prosperity of Slovakia.
Democratic Party 2006 Stanislav Rajnoha
Forum 2019 Zsolt Simon From 2019 to 2024 it was named Hungarian Forum.
Home National Party 2005 Pavol Slota
Hungarian Alliance 2019 Krisztián Forró From 2019 to 2021 it was named Hungarian Community Togetherness. From 2021 to 2023 it was named Alliance.
Let's try another way 2019 Veronika Gajdošová Ladňáková In 2019 the party was named To the right. Until 2022 the party was named The voice of the right.
Life - National Party 2019 Tomáš Taraba
Mayors and Independent Candidates 2009 František Gőgh From 2011 to 2014 it was named Party +1 Vote
Most-Híd 2023 2004 László Sólymos From 2004 to 2011 it was named Regions Party of Slovakia. From 2011 to 2013 it was named Party of Entrepreneurs of Slovakia. From 2013 to 2023 it was named Hungarian Christian Democratic Alliance.
Movement Citizen Nation Justice 2014 Ivan Stanovič The party was named JEDNOTA - the left-wing party of Slovakia.
Movement Republic 2002 Milan Uhrík From 2002 to 2018 it was named Movement for democracy. From 2018 to 2021 it was named Voice of the people.
MySlovakia 2015 Štefan Panenka From 2015 to 2019 it was named Slovak Civic Coalition. From 2019 to 2023 it was named SOLIDARITY – Working Poverty Movement.
Nation and Justice – Our Party 2011 Anna Belousovová The party split from Slovak National Party (SNS), until 2011 it was named Nation and Justice.
National Coalition / Independent Candidates 2010 Rudolf Huliak From 2010 to 2013 the party was named Paliho Kapurková, Cheerful Political Party
ODS – Civic Democrats of Slovakia 2014 Pavel Macko Until 2022 the party was named Trebiš's Voice.
Party of Modern Slovakia 2008 Milan Urbáni The party split from the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia
Party of municipalities and cities - I AM SLOVAKIA 2022 Jozef Krúpa
Party of the Roma Coalition 2009 Gejza Adam
Patriotic Bloc 2014 Ivan Stanovič Until 2022 it was named JEDNOTA – The left-wing party of Slovakia.
People's Party Fortress Slovakia 1995 Martin Beluský Until 2017 it was named People's Party.
People's Party Our Slovakia 2010 Marian Kotleba
Pirate Party Slovakia 2010 Michal Pírek Until 2015 it was named Our Region.
Principle 2010 Atila Géňa Until 2016 it was named Party of the Roma Union in Slovakia
Republic 2021 Milan Uhrík
Slovak Democratic and Christian Union – Democratic Party 2000 Milan Roman
Slovak PATRIOT 2021 Miroslav Radačovský
Slovak Revival Movement 2004 Róbert Švec
Srdce - Slovak National Unity - the party of patriots 1991 Vladimír Zeman Until 2014 the party was named Slovak National Unityx
Slovak People's Party Andrej Hlinka 1990 Jozef Sásik From 1994 to 1995 the party was named SĽS - Slovak People's Bloc 2019 Artur Bekmatov
The Blues – ES 2023 Mikuláš Dzurinda
The work of the Slovak nation 2010 Roman Stopka Until 2013 the party was named Slovak Democratic Alliance. From 2013 to 2016 the party was named HLAS - Democratic Alliance of Slovakia.
Union of the Slovak Self-Employed 2004 Vladimír Krivjaník
United Slovak National Party 2003 Peter Lisý Until 2004 the party was named Unitary Slovak National Party
We Are Family 2015 Boris Kollár

Inactive and defunct political parties

Parties in liquidation

There are dozens of political parties currently in the process of being liquidated.

Defunct parties (1989 – present)

Political parties in Slovakia (1948–1989)

Political parties in Slovakia (1945–1948)

See also



  1. ^ "Register of Parties". Archived from the original on 12 July 2012.
  2. ^