Ordinary People (Obyčajní ľudia, OĽaNO)

The success of the centre-right political movement shows a deep fragmentation of Slovak centre-right wing spectra. The representatives of the movement come from very different fields; some of them were MPs elected for liberal oriented SaS for instance. Due to the fragmentation of centre-right government and general disappointment of centre-right electorate, the movement joined the Parliament. However, the manifesto is consisted of mixture of national culture coloured claims as well as liberally open statements.

The perception of national Slovak culture is very significant for the party. Slovakia is perceived as a predestined place for good living. Traditional cultural, natural, and historical values should be defended and at the same time, developed for future generations. The current under financed cultural institutions are not able to secure sufficient development of national history and patriotism in the society. The Roma issue must be solved as a social problem that will help Roma people to integrate them into society. Roma children must be educated in more effective way. Although the movement stresses the country openness and supports membership in the EU, Brussels perceives it as non-elected bureaucrats delivering more and more regulations. Still, Slovakia must be a proud member of the EU. As mentioned above, to categorize the movement is not an easy job. Stressing role of culture and history, it is possible to order the movement into cultural national type.

  2014
Election gains
Votes 7.46%
Seats 1