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Krystof Huk, 18 Nov 2016
While watching the news today I spotted a flag which is apparently missing on FOTW. It's the flag of the Slovak National Party - Slovenská národná strana or SNS for short.
The party is an openly nationalist party which proclaims its ideology as socialist with strong religious affiliation, however political analysts categorize them as a far-right party verging on clero-fascism. They've been drifting in an out of the Slovak parliament with each election, entering the governing coalition at times and not gaining any seats at all in other years. Their best result was in 1990 when they gained a total of 22 seats out of 150 available.
The SNS's official colours are white, blue and red, taken from the Slovak flag, while their own flag is the Slovak tricolour charged with the arms in the fly part of the white stripe and the abbreviation "SNS" in white letters in the center of the blue stripe.
The official description is as follows:
Zástavou SNS je trikolóra so slovenským znakom v ľavej časti bieleho pruhu a s veľkými bielymi písmenami SNS v strede modrého pruhu.
Which translates to:
The banner/ensign of the SNS is a tricolour with the slovak arms in the left part of the white stripe with large, white letters SNS in the center of the blue stripe.