The Myth of the Angry Voters: Parliamentary Election in Slovak Republic

  • Viera Žúborová Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava
  • Ingrid Borarosová Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava
Keywords: parliamentary election, extremist right political party, media, migration, refugee’s crisis

Abstract

The recent parliamentary elections which took place in The Slovak Republic in March 2016 opened for many national and international commentators the bottled of demons from the past history of Slovakia. For the first time a Far right extremist political party entered into parliament and held seats there. They gained more than some standard political parties and also were not dubbed as the “black” horse of this election. As they were not measured by public opinion. The main purpose of this article is to analyze the fundamental purpose of voters that had elected this political party and on the other hand the main reason that has opened the parliamentary door to such a political entity that was not visible in the previous electoral periods or played any important role in the independence of Slovak republic. Our main assumption will be that which is taken from the media analysis before the parliamentary election and public opinion research. Our main variable from the external environment will be the migration refugee crisis and the rhetoric of political parties acting at national level. We can assume that this was one of the main reason for the entry of this political party within others which were “hidden” or covered by this crisis and were not mediatized in the media.

Published
2017-12-21
How to Cite
Žúborová, V., & Borarosová, I. (2017, December 21). The Myth of the Angry Voters: Parliamentary Election in Slovak Republic. Slovak Journal of Political Sciences, 17(1). Retrieved from http://sjps.fsvucm.sk/index.php/sjps/article/view/18