We Are Family (Slovakia)
We Are Family (Slovak: Sme Rodina), previously the Party of Citizens of Slovakia, is a right-wing populist political party in Slovakia led by Boris Kollár known for its populism and opposition to immigration.
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|Youth wing||The Young Help|
|Political position||Right-wing to far-right|
|European affiliation||Identity and Democracy Party|
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The party was founded on 10 November 2015 by businessman Boris Kollár by renaming and repurposing the existing minor party Our Land (Náš Kraj). The party took 6.6% of the vote in the 2016 parliamentary election, winning 11 seats in the National Council. in February 2019, the party joined the Identity and Democracy Party.
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rising number of voters in 2016, frustrated by unfulfilled promises, turned to the extreme party ĽS-NS, as well as to nationalist “We are Family”.
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Los partidos con representación parlamentaria tras las elecciones generales celebradas en marzo de 2016 son SMER-SD (socialistas) ... y Sme Rodina (nacionalista). [The parties with parliamentary representation after the general elections held in March 2016 are SMER-SD (socialist) ... and Sme Rodina (nationalist).]
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Far-right L' SNS and Sme Rodina had also chances to gain seats in the European Parliament.
- Businessman Boris Kollár launches his political party Spectator, 12 November 2015
- Allocation of Seats State Commission for Elections and Control of Financing of Political Parties
- Post-election: Possible combinations after Slovak election Spectator, 7 March 2016
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