The last Czechoslovak elections that led to the end of the common state

The vote on June 5-6, 1992 decided the fate of Czechoslovakia.

In Slovakia, Vladimir Mečiar's Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) won a landslide victory and formed a coalition with the Democratic Left Party and the Slovak National Party. All three parties campaigned for Slovakia’s independence. In the Czech Republic, the Civic Democratic Party (ODS) won with the slogan "a common state or divorce".

After the elections, Slovak politicians pushed for the break-up of Czechoslovakia and the Civic Democrats, led by then prime minister Václav Klaus, did not oppose a divorce. Thus the June elections 30 years ago marked the beginning of the end of the common state.

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