The Slovakian government type is parliamentary democracy.
Constitution was ratified on the 1st September 1992, effective 1 January 1993; changed in September 1998 to allow direct election of the president; amended February 2001 to allow Slovakia to apply for NATO and EU membership
Legislative branch: unicameral National Council of the Slovak Republic or Narodna Rada Slovenskej Republiky (150 seats; members are elected on the basis of proportional representation to serve four-year terms).
|National Council of the Slovak Republic - source|
Head of State: Ivan Gašparovič - President, Head of Government: Robert Fico (SMER-SD) - Prime Minister, Governing parties: SMER-SD, SNS, LS-HZDS
Elections: last held 17 June 2006 (next to be held in 2010)
Election results: percent of vote by party - Smer 29.1%, SDKU 18.4%, SMK 11.7%, SNS 11.7%, LS-HZDS 8.8%, KDH 8.3%, other 12%; seats by party - Smer 50, SDKU 31, SMK 20, SNS 19, LS-HZDS 16, KDH 14
Last national elections 2006
Last European Parliament election June 2009 See: • http://www.europarl.europa.eu/parliament/archive/elections2009/en/slovakia_en.html • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Parliament_election,_2009_(Slovakia)