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 political corruption, entrenched discrimination against the Romany minority, and growing political hostility toward potential migrants and refugees.

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Freedom in the World — Slovakia Country Report

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