Anti-government protest takes place at Freedom square. Bratislava, Slovakia. 20 September 2019. Editorial credit: Ventura /


Slovakia’s parliamentary system features regular multiparty elections and peaceful transfers of power between rival parties. While civil liberties are generally protected, democratic institutions are hampered by entrenched discrimination against Roma and growing political hostility toward migrants and refugees. Political corruption remains a problem.

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Freedom in the World — Slovakia Country Report

Slovakia is rated Free in Freedom in the World 2023, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.

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Nations in Transit — Serbia Slovakia Report

Categorized as a Consolidated Democracy, Slovakia receives a Democracy Percentage of 71 out of 100 in the Nations in Transit 2022 report.