Slovak Conservative Party

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The Slovak Conservative Party (Slovak: Slovenská konzervatívna strana, abbreviated SKS), formerly known as Network (Slovak: Sieť, self-styled #SIEŤ), is a centre-right[6] political party in Slovakia. It was established by Radoslav Procházka, a former member of Christian Democratic Movement (KDH).

Slovak Conservative Party

Slovenská konzervatívna strana
AbbreviationSKS
LeaderIvan Zuzula
FounderRadoslav Procházka
Founded12 June 2014
HeadquartersBratislava
Membership (2016)1,800[1]
IdeologyLiberal conservatism[2]
Christian democracy[2]
Social conservatism[3][4]
Economic liberalism
Political positionCentre[5] to centre-right[6]
National Council
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Website
http://www.eskas.sk/

HistoryEdit

 
Original logo of the party.

The party was founded by Radoslav Procházka in June 2014, after the 2014 presidential election. NETWORK polled above 10% being second to SMER and was expected to become the major centre-right party after 2016 parliamentary election.[7]

The party received only 5.6% of votes and 10 seats in the actual election. The low support of NETWORK was one of many surprises of the election.[8] NETWORK became part of governing coalition led by SMER which led to split in the party and another loss of support and departure of members including 3 MPs. NETWORK fell to 1% in polls.[9] Procházka was replaced by Roman Brecely in August 2016.[10][11] 5 MPs led by Andrej Hrnčiar then left the party with intention to join Most-Híd. This left SIEŤ with only 2 MPs.[12]

Prime Minister Robert Fico announced on 19 August that SIEŤ ministers will resign and SIEŤ will be integrated into one of other coalition parties.[13] In January 2017, SIEŤ announced that it will be integrated into the European Democratic Party. Integration will likely happen in Spring 2017.[14]

When Radoslav Procházka decided to give up on his seat, SIEŤ lost another MP. Procházka was replaced by Zuzana Simenová who decided to be independent.[15] On 3 May 2017, SIEŤ lost its last MP.[16]

Roman Brecely resigned as the party's leader on 10 May 2017. Marek Čepko became acting leader.[17] On 10 September 2017, Ivan Zuzula was elected the new leader.[18]

SIEŤ announced in June 2018 that it will change its name to Slovak Conservative Party.[19] The name was changed on 4 July 2018.[20]

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FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "#Sieť opúšťa 214 členov, ďalších 83 odchod zvažuje, informuje Beblavý". Hlavné Správy. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b Nordsieck, Wolfram (2020). "Slovakia". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  3. ^ "V sieti chytľavých nápadov". Časopis Týždeň. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  4. ^ Kern, Miro. "Chudák Slovák - Echo24.cz". echo24.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Sieť chce zmeniť štát. Procházka ju označil za stredovú stranu". HN Online. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  6. ^ a b Virostkova, Lucia (4 March 2016). "Slovakia votes with migrants and corruption in mind". EUobserver.
  7. ^ "Slováci volí poslance, jednobarevný Fico asi končí. Čeká se koalice". Novinky.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  8. ^ "ANALÝZA: Překvapivé slovenské volby? Ne, jen nesmyslný zákaz průzkumů". iDNES.cz. 6 March 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Beblavý: Sieť sa trhá, vyše 200 členov definitívne odchádza". Aktuality.sk. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  10. ^ s., P E R E X , a. (13 August 2016). "Novým šéfom Siete je Brecely, Procházka sa za vulgarizmy ospravedlnil - Pravda.sk" (in Slovak). Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  11. ^ "Procházkova éra sa definitívne skončila. Novým predsedom #Siete je Roman Brecely | Aktuálne.sk". Aktuálně.sk (in Slovak). Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  12. ^ "Stranu Sieť opustila pätica poslancov". Trend.sk. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  13. ^ "Minister dopravy Roman Brecely sa vzdá svojej funkcie". Sme.sk. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  14. ^ "Sieť sa má zlúčiť s ministranou, za jej úver už možno Procházka nebude ručiť". Denník N (in Slovak). Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  15. ^ a.s., News and Media Holding. "ROZHOVOR: Náhradníčka za Procházku koalíciu nepodporí. Zimenová je už v parlamente". aktualne.sk (in Slovak). Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  16. ^ a.s., News and Media Holding. "Koniec Bašistovej v Sieti. V parlamente ostáva ako nezávislá poslankyňa | Aktuálne.sk". aktualne.sk (in Slovak). Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  17. ^ "Rozpad #Siete: Stranu už nevedie Brecely, dočasným šéfom je kancelár Čepko". Topky.sk. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  18. ^ "SIEŤ: Novým predsedom sa stal Ivan Zuzula". Parlamentní Listy. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  19. ^ "Strana #Sieť mení svoj názov. Po novom bude mať skratku SKS". www.etrend.sk (in Slovak). Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  20. ^ "Strana #Sieť sa po novom volá Slovenská konzervatívna strana". Pravda.sk (in Slovak). 6 July 2018. Retrieved 7 July 2018.