26 May 1946
The results of the last free Czechoslovak parliamentary election showed that Slovak society was more polarised and less inclined to left-wing ideas than the Czechs. In Slovakia the non-communist Democratic Party won 62 percent of votes, and the considerable influence of Catholics was confirmed. Communists won in Bohemia (more than 40 percent of votes). The election fiasco of Slovak communists heightened the domestic situation, while central Prague bodies strove to undermine the powers of Slovak bodies.