Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook


Bookmakers tip Smer to win

ACCORDING to the Tipos lottery company, which has been accepting bets on the election results, the opposition Smer party has the best odds for victory at 1:1.03.

Bets also indicate the ruling Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) could get more votes than the Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK) or the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH).

The odds are 1:1.20 for the SDKÚ, 1:6 for the SMK and 1:7.5 for the KDH.

Smer leader Robert Fico is the favourite for next prime minister, with odds of 1:1.85, followed by current PM Mikuláš Dzurinda with 1:2.3.

The odds of Vladimír Mečiar, the leader of the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS), becoming prime minister are 1:10.5.

Top stories

North-south gas interconnection moves closer

Slovak gas projects will receive finances from the European Union.

Gas transmitter Eustream

Stopping extremism before it starts

Schools in Slovakia must do a better job of developing their students’ critical thinking skills from an early age, US envoy says.

Danko’s popularity keeps falling

The SNS chair suffers mostly because of the controversial military promotion and his following actions.

Lack of qualified labour needs to be addressed

After visiting carmaker PSA in Trnava, PM Fico says that people do not want to work even for more than €1,300.

PSA Groupe Slovakai in Trnava