Cover Osteuropa 1-2/2020

In Osteuropa 1-2/2020

New faces, old problems
The parliamentary elections in Slovakia

Hana Rydza

Deutsche Fassung


In the elections in Slovakia at the end of February 2020, the governing coalition lead by the Social Democrat SMER party lost power, while the OĽANO anti-corruption movement won. OĽANO benefited most strongly from the shocked reaction among the .population to the corruption and subversion of the rule of law that emerged during the investigation into the murder of the journalist Ján Kuciak. The government is now made up of four parties led by the anti-corruption activist Igor Matovič. Populist politicians will continue to dominate the parliament and government in the future. There will be no fundamental change of direction or new political culture in Slovakia.

(Osteuropa 1-2/2020, pp. 3–16)