I am going to bed as Slovakia is waking up. The result tonight is a big win for Smer, bigger than expected. Smer did what it set out to do in this election: avoid mistakes, avoid scaring people, letting the other side self destruct.
None of the parties of the right did as well as they polling would have suggested except for the not-really-a-party-at-all (and it’s built into the name) OLaNO. So we have 1 large left party and 5 small right parties. There are no explicitly Slovak national parties, for the first time in Slovakia’s history, and three of the parties did not exist 3 years ago. And nearly 20% of the vote went to parties receiving less than 5%.
How this story fits together will have to wait until (my) tomorrow (and probably a lot longer than that).