Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OL’aNO)

Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OL’aNO). Ordinary People is now the second largest party in the opposition.

The party claims not to be a party, as such, but rather a movement of independent experts, and the party values independently minded MPs.

The party was originally aligned with Freedom and Solidarity and won 4 MPs on their list in 2010. The party then almost stopped the formation of a right-wing government including SaS when they threatened to not endorse its programme. The party’s leader, Igor Matovic, later became part of the opposition to the government when he endorsed Smer’s plans for restrictions on dual nationality.

The party appears to be broadly conservative with a populist streak. The party is heavily anti-corruption.

The party has soft Eurosceptic tendencies.

The party includes on its list the small conservative parties the Conservative Democrats and the Civic Conservative Party.

OL’aNO is not a member of any European political party, but the Civic Conservatives are members of the European Conservatives and Reformists. That seems the most likely end point for the party.

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