2019 European Parliament election in Slovakia


Elections in Slovakia for the 2019 European Parliament election took place on 25 May 2019.[1] Thirty-one parties featured on the electoral list.[2] The election was won by alliance of Progressive Slovakia and TOGETHER - Civic Democracy. It was the first election since 2006 that was won by some other party than Direction – Social Democracy.[3]

2019 European Parliament election in Slovakia

 2014 25 May 2019 2024 

All 14 Slovak seats in the European Parliament
Turnout22.74% 9.69
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Michal Šimečka Monika Beňová Martin Beluský
Party PS / SPOLU Smer–SD ĽSNS
Alliance ALDE / EPP S&D APF
Last election New party 4 seats, 24.1% 0 seat, 1.7%
Seats won 4 3 2
Seat change 4 1 2
Popular vote 198,255 154,996 118,995
Percentage 20.11% 15.72% 12.07%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Leader Ivan Štefanec Eugen Jurzyca Michal Šipoš
Party KDH SaS OĽaNO
Alliance EPP ECR EPP
Last election 2 seats, 10.9% 1 seat, 6.7% 1 seat, 7.5%
Seats won 2 2 1
Seat change 0 1 0
Popular vote 95,588 94,839 51,834
Percentage 9.69% 9.62% 5.25%

Results


Party Europarty Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Progressive Slovakia
SPOLU
ALDE
EPP
198,25520.11New2New
New2New
Direction – Social Democracy (SMER) PES154,99615.72−8.3731
People's Party – Our Slovakia (ĽSNS) APF118,99512.07+10.3422
Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) EPP95,5889.69−3.522†0
Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) AECR94,8399.62+2.9621
Ordinary People (OĽaNO) EPP51,8345.25−2.3910
Party of the Hungarian Community (SMK-MKP) EPP48,9294.96−1.5701
Slovak National Party (SNS) None40,3304.09+0.4800
Christian Union (KÚ) ECPM37,9743.85New0New
We Are Family (Sme Rodina - Boris Kollár) EAPN31,8403.23New0New
Most-Híd EPP25,5622.59−3.2401
Total-1,007,39810014+1
Registered voters/turnout-4,429,80122.74
Source:

†One seat was taken after Brexit and departure of British MEPs

European groups

European group Seats 2014 Seats 2019 Change
European People's Party EPP 6 5 1
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats S&D 4 3 1
European Conservatives and Reformists ECR 2 2 0
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe ALDE 1 2 1
Non-Inscrits NI 0 2 2
13 14
Seat distribution


Elected members

PS – ALDE

  1. Michal Šimečka, by 81,735 preferential votes
  2. Martin Hojsík, by 27,549 preferential votes

SPOLU – EPP

  1. Michal Wiezik, by 29,998 preferential votes
  2. Vladimír Bilčík, by 26,202 preferential votes

Smer – S&D

  1. Monika Beňová, by 89,472 preferential votes
  2. Miroslav Číž, by 51,362 preferential votes
  3. Robert Hajšel, by 13,773 preferential votes

ĽSNS – APF

  1. Milan Uhrík, by 42,779 preferential votes
  2. Miroslav Radačovský, by 42,276 preferential votes

KDH – EPP

  1. Ivan Štefanec, by 33,128 preferential votes
  2. Miriam Lexmann, by 27,833 preferential votes

SaS – AECR

  1. Lucia Ďuriš Nicholsonová, by 52,331 preferential votes
  2. Eugen Jurzyca, by 33,540 preferential votes

OĽaNO – AECR

  1. Peter Pollák, by 23,815 preferential votes

Post-election changes of Europarties

On 5 June, Peter Pollák announced that he is switching from AECR to EPP.[4]

Opinion polls


Date Polling firm Sample
size
Smer–SD SaS OĽaNO SNS Kotleba–ĽSNS Sme Rodina Most–Híd KDH SMK-MKP KSS SZS PS PD DOPRAVA Lead
25 May 2019 Election 15.7% 9.6% 5.3% 4.1% 12.1% 3.2% 2.6% 9.7% 5.0% 0.6% 0.8% 20.1% 0.2% 0.4% 4.4%
18-9 May 2019 Phoenix[5] 1,087 22.5% 14.3% 13.9% 8.1% 13.8% 12.3% 5.0% 9.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 11.8% 0.0% 5.2% 8.2%
1-15 March 2019 Focus[6] 1,590 21.6% 11.3% 11.0% 6.0% 12.9% 9.2% 4.0% 8.9% 3.2% 1.8% 1.1% 8.1% 0.0% 0.0% 8.7%

Parties


  1. SMER
  2. Kresťanská demokracia (Christian Democracy)
  3. Kotleba – People's Party Our Slovakia
  4. Korektúra
  5. Slovak National Party
  6. We Are Family
  7. Ordinary People
  8. Starostovia a nezávislí kandidáti
  9. Strana práce
  10. Strana tolerancie a spolunažívania
  11. Hlas ľudu
  12. Maďarská kresťanskodemokratická aliancia
  13. Doprava
  14. Christian Democratic Movement
  15. Slovak Green Party
  16. Most–Híd
  17. PRIAMA DEMOKRACIA
  18. Strana rómskej koalície - SRK
  19. Slovak Conservative Party
  20. Slovenská národná jednota
  21. Party of the Hungarian Community
  22. Doma dobre
  23. Communist Party of Slovakia and VZDOR
  24. EURÓPSKA DEMOKRATICKÁ STRANA
  25. Freedom and Solidarity
  26. Slovenská ľudová strana Andreja Hlinku
  27. NAJ – Nezávislosť a Jednota
  28. Kresťanská únia
  29. Progressive Slovakia and TOGETHER – Civic Democracy
  30. Demokratická strana
  31. Národná koalícia

Sources