1990 Slovak parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Slovakia on 8 and 9 June 1990 alongside federal elections. They were the first elections after the Velvet Revolution, and the first free elections since 1946. The Public Against Violence (VPN) party emerged as the largest in the Slovak National Council, winning 48 of the 150 seats. In the aftermath of the election, Vladimír Mečiar of the VPN formed a grand coalition with the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH). After a conflict leading to the dissolution of the VPN, the first Mečiar cabinet was brought down by a vote of non-confidence in the parliament. Ján Čarnogurský of the KDH became the new Prime Minister in April 1991.

1990 Slovak parliamentary election

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All 150 seats in the Slovak National Council
76 seats needed for a majority
Turnout3,455,651 (95.39%)
  First party Second party Third party
  Ján Budaj.jpg Ján Čarnogurský (2012).jpg
Leader Ján Budaj Ján Čarnogurský Víťazoslav Móric
Party VPN KDH SNS
Last election New party New party New party
Seats won 48 31 22
Seat change New party New party New party
Popular vote 991,285 648,782 470,984
Percentage 29.4% 19.2% 13.9%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  H.E.Peter Weiss 2014.JPG DurayMiklosFotoThalerTamas.JPG
Leader Peter Weiss Miklós Duray Ján Holčík
Party KSS COEX DS
Alliance COEXMKDM
Last election In NF New party In NF
Seats won 22 14 7
Seat change Decrease 81 New party Steady 7
Popular vote 450,855 292,636 148,567
Percentage 13.4% 8.7% 4.4%

  Seventh party
 
Leader Juraj Mesík
Party SZ
Last election New party
Seats won 6
Seat change New party
Popular vote 117,871
Percentage 3.5%

Prime Minister before election

Milan Čič
VPN

Prime Minister

Vladimír Mečiar
VPN

Electoral systemEdit

These were the only elections with a 3% electoral threshold; it was raised to 5% for the 1992 elections.

ResultsEdit

 
Party Votes % Seats +/–
Public Against Violence 991,285 29.35 48 New
Christian Democratic Movement 648,782 19.21 31 New
Slovak National Party 470,984 13.94 22 New
Communist Party of Slovakia 450,855 13.35 22 –81
CoexistenceHungarian Christian Democratic Movement 292,636 8.66 14 New
Democratic Party 148,567 4.40 7 0
Green Party 117,871 3.49 6 New
Alliance of Farmers and the Countryside 85,060 2.52 0 New
Social Democracy 61,401 1.82 0 New
Freedom Party 60,041 1.78 0 –7
Romas 24,797 0.73 0 New
Movement of Czechoslovakian Understanding 13,417 0.40 0 New
People's Democratic Party–Rally for the Republic 7,023 0.21 0 New
Free Bloc 3,326 0.10 0 New
Czechoslovakian Socialist Party 1,166 0.03 0 0
Czechoslovakian Democratic Forum 515 0.02 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 77,925
Total 3,455,651 100 150 0
Registered voters/turnout 3,622,650 95.39
Source: Statistics.sk

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