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PM Fico still the most trusted politician with 45.5 percent

PRIME Minister Robert Fico, with a 45.5-percent approval rating, is the most trustworthy politician in Slovakia according to a survey carried out by the MVK agency.

In the poll, carried out using a sampling of 1,119 respondents between October 2-9, Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič was considered the second most trustworthy politician (with 21.8 percent), ahead of Jan Slota, Žilina mayor and the chairman of the governing coalition member Slovak National Party (SNS), who received 18.9 percent support, TASR wrote.

Next in the poll came Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák (13 percent), co-ruling HZDS-LS leader Vladimír Mečiar (12 percent), the opposition Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK) leader Béla Bugár (10.9 percent) and former premier and opposition SDKU-DS chairman Mikuláš Dzurinda (9.7 percent). Former Finance Minister Ivan Mikloš came eighth with 8 percent and former Minister of Work, Social Affairs and Family Iveta Radičová was ninth with 7.3 percent. The remaining place in the Top 10 list went to Smer's MEP Monika Beňová, the party's candidate for Bratislava mayor in the December municipal election (4.9 percent). 14.1 percent of the respondents said that they don't trust any politician.

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