After three years of internal chaos and nine months of anti-democratic uncertainty, it seems that the future path of the Slovak Republic is now clear. Although many people in Brussels and Washington hoped the country would remain on the road of progressive liberalism. This has not been the case. Unquestionably, they must surely be disappointed. Slovakia has made a choice, and in doing so, the population has put its own national interest first. Although it is not yet clear what composition the next government will take, it seems inevitable that patriotism will play a more crucial role than compliance with external actors or needs.