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Radical Right-Wing Political Parties and Groups

Radical Right-Wing Political Parties and Groups

The largest and most prominent extreme right organisation in Slovakia is the Slovak National Party (SNP), which considers itself an heir to the Nationalist Party from 1920-1940s.

In 2011, "Our Slovakia" party has been established by Marian Kotleba. Same as SNP, the party declared itself an heir to Joseph Tiso’s policies. According to various sources, there are around 500 active members of neo-Nazi groups in the country and several thousand supporters.

In 2012, SNP campaigned against “disproportional benefits” for “certain ethnic groups”, clearly referring to Roma. The party suggests forced labour for Roma, cutting their child benefits if they do not attend school and teaching children in special boarding schools to “remove them from the dangerous environment”. SNP also campaigned for criminal punishment for “illegal construction”, which was also aimed against Roma. The party intimidated voters with the “Hungarian threat” and the “Islamic offensive”.

In 2013, SNP positioned itself against same-sex marriage, multiculturalism and migration, which damages Christian values and historical features of the country, according to the party.

Our Slovakia talks about “Israeli aggression” which Slovakia should not take part in. However, Our Slovakia party’s main focus is Roma, or as the party calls them – “gypsy extremists” and “parasites”. It poses itself against liberalism, which “breeds atheism, dangerous sects and sexual perversions,” and intimidates voters by saying that they can be “enslaved by foreign nationals, immigrants and ethnic minorities”. The party is decisively against LGBT community.

In 2012, SNP campaigned against “disproportional benefits” for “certain ethnic groups”, clearly referring to Roma. The party suggests forced labour for Roma, cutting their child benefits if they do not attend school and teaching children in special boarding schools to “remove them from the dangerous environment”. SNP also campaigned for criminal punishment for “illegal construction”, which was also aimed against Roma. The party intimidated voters with the “Hungarian threat” and the “Islamic offensive”

In 2013, SNP positioned itself against same-sex marriage, multiculturalism and migration, which damages Christian values and historical features of the country, according to the party.

"Our Slovakia" talks about “Israeli aggression” which Slovakia should not take part in. However, Our Slovakia party’s main focus is Roma, or as the party calls them – “gypsy extremists” and “parasites”. It poses itself against liberalism, which “breeds atheism, dangerous sects and sexual perversions,” and intimidates voters by saying that they can be “enslaved by foreign nationals, immigrants and ethnic minorities”. The party is decisively against LGBT community.

Marian Kotleba became governor of Banská Bystrica district on November 23, 2013, receiving 55% of votes. His victory was largely influence by an extremely low voter turnout (17.29%) and higher level of political participation among nationalists. Kotleba appointed his party colleagues to several positions across the region.

In 2014 local elections, his party passed 41 heads of rural communities and 841 local councillors. 17 Mayors, 110 heads of rural communities and 279 local deputies supported SNP in their campaign” However, given that Slovakia has 130 cities and more than 2700 rural communities, these results are insignificant.

Marian Kotleba became governor of Banská Bystrica district on November 23, 2013, receiving 55% of votes. His victory was largely influence by an extremely low voter turnout (17.29%) and higher level of political participation among nationalists” Kotleba appointed his party colleagues to several positions across the region.

In 2014 local elections, his party passed 41 heads of rural communities and 841 local councillors. 17 Mayors, 110 heads of rural communities and 279 local deputies supported SNP in their campaign” However, given that Slovakia has 130 cities and more than 2700 rural communities, these results are insignificant.

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