Peasants' Party of Slovakia

The Peasants' Party of Slovakia (Roľnícka strana Slovenska, RSS) was a Slovak Party from 1989 to 1997. It was established during the Velvet Revolution.

Peasants' Party of Slovakia
Roľnícka strana Slovenska
LeaderPavel Delinga
Merged intoNew Agrarian Party
Political positionCentre

After the 1994 Slovak parliamentary election the party entered parliament as part of a joint electoral list with the HZDS. Chairman of the party was Paul Delinga, vice president Miroslav Maxon.

In 1997 the RSS got about 1-2% in the polls and it merged with the Movement of the Farmers of the Slovak Republic (Hnutím poľnohospodárov SR, HP SR). The name of the new Party was New Agrarian Party (Nová agrárna strana, NAS). Paul Delinga became Chairman of the NAS.

In 1998 the NAS merged with the then governing party HZDS.


  • Rose, Richard and Neil Munro. 2009. Parties and Elections in New European Democracies. European Consortium for Political Research Press.

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