Slovakia goes to the polls

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Election poster of 'Direction - Social Democracy' party SMER with Slovakian Prime Minister and SMER leader Robert Fico reading 'We defend Slovakia' pictured in Bratislava, Slovakia, 04 March 2016. Parliamentary elections in Slovakia will be held on 05 March 2016.

Slovakia goes to the polls


Slovaks are going to the polls on Saturday, March 5th, amidst a campaign dominated by a problem Slovakia does not have. Bratislava received fewer than 350 asylum-seekers in 2015; still 80% of the population is convinced that asylum seekers should not be welcome while the incumbent Roberto Fico prepares the country for an invasion.

Anti-immigration rhetoric

The incumbent Roberto Fico, 51, has vowed to oppose the settlement of Muslim migrants in Slovakia. His Smer-SD party has adopted the sl...


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