Pro-Russian politician wins Slovakia’s parliamentary election

Posted on AllSides October 1st, 2023
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A party headed by a pro-Kremlin figure came out top after securing more votes than expected in an election in Slovakia, preliminary results show, in what will likely pose a challenge to NATO and EU unity on Ukraine.

According to preliminary results released by Slovakia’s Statistical Office at 6 a.m. local time, Robert Fico’s populist SMER party won 23.3% of the vote.

Progressive Slovakia (PS), a liberal and pro-Ukrainian party won 17%.

Fico, a two-time former prime minister, now has a chance to regain the job but must first seek...

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