|Founded||28 October 2011|
|Split from||Freedom and Solidarity|
|Think tank||Movement Boldly|
|European Parliament group|
|Slogan||Honestly, boldly, for the people|
Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (Slovak: Oby?ajní ?udia a nezávislé osobnosti, O?aNO), is a catch-all, populist and anti-corruption political movement in Slovakia. It presents itself as a movement in which independent personalities and experts have a space. It was established on 11 November 2011 by registration with the Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic. In 2020, with a result of 25.0%, the party won the 2020 Slovak parliamentary election. Since its inception, the movement's chairman has been former businessman Igor Matovi?, the former Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic.
The four Ordinary People (O?aNO) MPs were Igor Matovi?, Erika Jurinová, Martin Fecko, Jozef Viskupi?.[when?] O?aNO sat in the National Council with the SaS and signed an agreement with the SaS that its members could not cross the floor to another group. In June and July 2010, it was rumoured that O?aNO would refuse to back the programme of the new centre-right coalition, which included Freedom and Solidarity, and whose majority depended on Ordinary People.
In August 2010, Matovi? said that it was not the right time to become an independent party. However, on 28 October 2011, Ordinary People filed a formal party registration, while Matovi? announced that the party would compete in 2012 parliamentary election as a separate electoral list, of independents and representatives of the Civic Conservative Party and the Conservative Democrats. In the 2012 election, the party came in third place overall, winning 8.55% of the vote and 16 seats.
In the 2016 parliamentary election, Ordinary People ran in alliance with New Majority. They received 11.03% votes in Slovakia and consequently 19 MPs in the Slovak Parliament, 17 of whom came from Ordinary People.
At the February 2020 parliamentary election, the Party received 25.0% of the vote, winning a 53 of 150 seats in the National Council. Party leader Igor Matovi? was appointed as the Prime Minister designate.
In 2019, Ordinary People suggested toughening restrictions on abortions. The proposal included a fee charge for abortion for women over 40 years of age. The proposal also featured written guidance to be given by the doctor to the woman before the procedure. This guidance included a detailed description of the medical procedure and the feelings that women can expect after the procedure.
During the election campaign in 2019, the party's leader Igor Matovi? promised that Ordinary People would not enter a government which would approve registered partnerships for same sex couples. O?aNO also rejects migrant relocation quotas, proposed by the European Commission.
|2012||Igor Matovi?||218,537||8.55 (#3)||Opposition|
|2014||ECR||Jozef Viskupi?||41,829||7.46 (#4)|
|2019||EPP||Michal ?ipo?||94,839||5.25 (#6)|
|Election||Candidate||First round||Second round||Result|
|2019||Endorsed Robert Mistrík||Withdrew from the elections, supported Zuzana ?aputová|