Slovakia (Slovak Republic) has a Unicameral parliament with the use of voluntary party quotas. 32 of 150 (21%) seats in the Narodna rada Slovenskej republiky / National Council are held by women.
At a glance
Structure of Parliament: Unicameral
Are there legislated quotas...
- For the Single/Lower House? No
- For the Sub-National Level? No
Are there voluntary quotas...
- Adopted by political parties? Yes
Is there additional information?...
Last updated: May 17, 2022
Voluntary Political Party Quotas*
|Party||Official name||Details, Quota provisions|
|Progressive Slovakia||Progresívne Slovensko [PS]||In April of 2022, the party’s presidency of Progressive Slovakia has decided that women will be guaranteed a 40% representation in vice-presidential positions and at the level of members of the presidency – just like men.|
* Only political parties represented in parliament are included. When a country has legislated quotas in place, only political parties that have voluntary quotas that exceed the percentage/number of the national quota legislation are presented in this table.
Slovakia does not regulate, neither for the Lower Camera or the Sub-national level, the existence of gender quotas. Nonetheless, since 2006.
- Constitution of Slovakia (English version)
- Inter-Parliamentary Union, IPU Parline Slovakia
- Progressive Slovakia Facebook Page with post on new gender quota (Apr, 2022)
- Europe Cities, Progressive Slovakia will have quotas on women (Apr, 2022)
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- UN Women. (2017). Global Leaders' Meeting on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment: A Commitment to Action - Slovak Commitments. Evaluation and updates.
- Bitusikova, A. (2005). (In)Visible women in political life in Slovakia. Sociologický Časopis 41(6), pp. 1005-1021. doi: 10.13060/00380288.2005.41.6.03
- Vlasta, J. & Antic, M. (2000). Prospects for Gender Equality Policies in Central and Eastern Europe. Vienna: Institute for Human Sciences.
- Wolchik, S. (1998). Gender and the Politics of Transition in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Jacquette, J. & Wolchik, S. (eds.). Women and Democracy. Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe. John Hopkins University Press. pp-153-184.
- Slovakian Parliament website, http://www.nrsr.sk/