Slovak People's Party (Slovenská ľudová strana, SĽS)

Slovak People’s Party was registered by Slovak Ministry of Interior in April 1990 however party claims that it is the inheritor and successor of the Hlinka’s Slovak People’s Party which ruled Slovakia from 1938 to 1945 during the existence of the fascist Slovak Republic the vassal state of Nazi Germany. Executive president of SĽS is Jozef Sásik however party recognizes also election leaders. From 1990s three men led the party – Jozef Prokop, František Kalenský and recently Andrej Trnovec. SĽS took part in the general elections of 1998, 2002 and 2006. In the last ones SĽS reserved several positions on the ballot to the representatives of organization Slovak Brotherhood. In spite of this move nothing helped and SĽS remained politically marginal party. In the general elections of 2010 SĽS did not compete.

Election results
  1998 2002 EP 2004 2006 2010 2012
Votes 0,27 0,02 0,16 0,16 5.07 % 4.55 %
Seats 0 0 0 0 9 0

Source: Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic

Categorization

Electoral manifesto of the Slovak People’s Party is an example of the perfect fusion of the nationalistic and Christian fundamentalist approach. Examined document perceived Slovak nation to be of eternal moral value given by the God. In the eyes of the SĽS nations are obliged to act according to God's commands and every individual is obliged to act in the best interests of his own nation. In the SĽS documents everyday morality is related to the nation. This approach opens doors to the dehumanization of anybody who is accused of anti-Slovak intentions or deeds. Enemies are not just those who acts agaist the interests of the Slovak nation but also those who question communitaristic/nationalistic worldview.

Slovak People’s Party is preocupied with two most relevant issues in its manifestos. Firstly with the eminent threat of the Hungarian conspiracy against the Slovak Republic and secondly with international conspiracy against the God, Christianity and small sovereign nations.  These conspiracies should be faced by establishing one quater million strong popular militia and by economic protectionism. SĽS is part of the nationalistic type of political parties.