Last updated: May 22, 2018

Slovaks likely to re-elect anti-immigrant leftist Fico

An election poster shows a candidate of Smer party and Slovakia's Prime Minister Fico in front of the Bratislava Castle in BratislavaBy Tatiana Jancarikova BRATISLAVA (Reuters) – Slovaks voting on Saturday are likely to hand a third term to Prime Minister Robert Fico, a left-wing nationalist whose vocal anti-immigration stance chimes with those of Hungary's Viktor Orban and Poland's Jaroslaw Kaczynski. Opinion polls show Fico's Smer party is set to lose its parliamentary majority after graft scandals and protests by teachers and nurses about low pay cost it support. "The anti-immigration rhetoric combined with a few handouts is enough for Fico to win the election," said Samuel Abraham from the Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts.

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