Everything you never wanted to know about politics in Slovakia and were therefore afraid to ask (lest I’d tell you). I’ve finally had a chance to annotate an absurdly long and detailed presentation on Slovakia’s politics which derived in large part from the exercises I’ve been conducting on this blog (and past efforts). The questions, some of which are rigorously answered in this presentation (and others of which I speed through hoping you’ll take my word for it):
- What is politics in Slovakia about? What is the struggle
- Where is the power?
- What are the parties like? Their history, organization, voters, recent poll performance
- What coalitions are possible after the elections? Which are most probable? Why?
Much of this is conjecture on my part, though I’ve tried to ground it as well as I could in data. As always, I crave comments lest I write out into the void.
There are two versions: