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.

We Are Family

Sme Rodina
LeaderBoris Kollár
Founded10 November 2015
HeadquartersBratislava
Youth wingThe Young Help
Membership (2018)1,338[1]
IdeologyFamilialism[2]
Slovak nationalism[3][4]
National conservatism[5]
Social conservatism[6]
Right-wing populism[7]
Anti-immigration[8]
Soft Euroscepticism[9]
Political positionRight-wing[10] to far-right[11]
European affiliationIdentity and Democracy Party
National Council
17 / 150
Local councils
123 / 20,646
European Parliament
0 / 14
Website
http://www.hnutie-smerodina.sk/

HistoryEdit

The party was founded on 10 November 2015 by businessman Boris Kollár by renaming and repurposing the existing minor party Our Land (Náš Kraj).[12] The party took 6.6% of the vote in the 2016 parliamentary election, winning 11 seats in the National Council.[13][14] in February 2019, the party joined the Identity and Democracy Party.

Election resultsEdit

National CouncilEdit

Election Votes % Seats Position Status
2016 172,860 6.6
11 / 150
6th Opposition
2020 237,398 8.2
17 / 150
3rd Government

PresidentialEdit

Election Candidate First round Second round
Votes % Place Votes % Place
2019 Milan Krajniak 59,464 2.77 7th

European ParliamentEdit

Election Votes % Seats Position
2019 31,840 3.23
0 / 14
10th

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "VÝROČNÁ SPRÁVAHOSPODÁRENIE A FINANCOVANIE STRANY" (PDF). https://www.minv.sk. Retrieved 17 March 2020. External link in |website= (help)
  2. ^ Školkay, Andrej; Žúborová, Viera (December 2019), Populist Political Movement Sme rodina – Boris Kollár (We Are a Family – Boris Kollár) (PDF), Bratislava: School of Communication and Media, p. 22, retrieved 24 March 2020
  3. ^ Pakulski, Jan (2016). The Visegrad Countries in Crisis (PDF). Collegium Civitas. p. 71. 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”.
  4. ^ "Eslovaquia [Slovakia]". Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade. Retrieved 19 September 2018. 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).]
  5. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram (2020). "Slovakia". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  6. ^ "A political earthquake in Slovakia". OSW Centre for Eastern Studies. March 9, 2016.
  7. ^ Kneuer, Marianne (2017). "Slovakia Report: Sustainable Governance Indicators 2017" (PDF). Bertelsmann Stiftung.
  8. ^ Slovakia election: anti-immigration PM wins, but loses majority The Guardian, 6 March 2016
  9. ^ "Slovak 2020 General Elections: Analyses of Parliament Scenario(s)". Heinrich Böll Foundation. 18 February 2020.
  10. ^ "A political earthquake in Slovakia". Centre for Eastern Studies. 3 September 2016.
  11. ^ "2019 European Parliament election in Slovakia". Cardiff EDC. May 2019. Far-right L' SNS and Sme Rodina had also chances to gain seats in the European Parliament.
  12. ^ Businessman Boris Kollár launches his political party Spectator, 12 November 2015
  13. ^ Allocation of Seats State Commission for Elections and Control of Financing of Political Parties
  14. ^ Post-election: Possible combinations after Slovak election Spectator, 7 March 2016