Presidential Race 2004
According to the official results of the vote, Ivan Gasparovic won the second round of presidential election, gaining 1,079,592 (59.9%) votes and taking the first place in all eight districts of Slovakia. For Vladimir Meciar voted 722,368 (40.1%) participants. Total voter turnout was 43.5%.
Voter turnout in the first round of the election:
Total for the SR - 47.94%. (Official results by the Slovak Office for Statistics.)
|Share of valid votes given to the candidates |
|Vladimír Mečiar ||32,73 |
|Ivan Gašparovič ||22,28 |
|Eduard Kukan ||22,09 |
|Rudolf Schuster ||7,42 |
|František Mikloško ||6,51 |
|Martin Bútora ||6,51 |
|Ján Králik ||0,79 |
|Jozef Kalman ||0,51 |
|Július Kubík ||0,38 |
|Jozef Šesták ||0,34 |
|Stanislav Bernát ||0,28 |
Presidential elections have been proclaimed by Pavol Hrusovsky, Chairman of the National Council of the Slovak Republic (one-chamber Parliament) to be held:
First round on April 3, 2004. Second round (in case no candidate gains 50 % of votes) on April 17, 2004.
Candidacies conforming the electoral law would be accepted at the Chancellery of the Parliament until midnight from January 30 to January 31, 2004.
- Bernat Stanislav, mayor of Martin
- Butora Martin, former Slovak ambassador in the U. S.
- Gasparovic Ivan, party chairman (HZD – Movement for Democracy, former Speaker of the Slovak Parliament, candidate of nationally oriented forces
- Kalman Jozef, former parliamentary deputy, candidate of the Left-wing bloc
- Kralik Jan, mayor of Banska Bystrica
- Kubik Julius, a Slovak citizen living in Switzerland
- Kukan Eduard, Minister of Foreign Affaires, partisan candidate of SDKU – Slovak Democratic and Christian Union
- Meciar Vladimir, a Chairman of the People's Party - Movement for a Democratic Slovakia - (LS -HZDS)
- Miklosko Frantisek, parliamentary deputy, former Speaker of the Slovak Parliament, partisan candidate of KDH – Christian Democratic Movement
- Roman Lubo, chairman of Bratislava regional self-government, former Minister of Culture and parliamentary deputy, partisan candidate of ANO – Association of New Citizen (stepped down, endorsing E. Kukan)
- Schuster Rudolf, current President of the SR
- Sestak Jozef, former State Secretary in the Foreign Ministry
From those who announced candidacy did not enter the race: Czobor Vojtech, a Slovak citizen living in Germany; Horvath Mikulas, candidate of Roma politial parties and NGOs; Prokes Jozef, former parliamentary deputy, partisan candidate of SNS – Slovak National Party; Schopperthova Alena, a figural artist and linguist.
Published: January 21, 2004
Updated: October 21, 2004