Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

SURVEY

Fico remains the most trusted politician

PRIME Minister Robert Fico, leader of the ruling coalition Smer party was once again chosen as Slovakia's most trustworthy politician in a public opinion poll in June.
The survey, conducted by the Statistics Office's Institute for Public Opinion Research from June 1 to 8, showed that as much as 34.3 percent of respondents trust him.

PRIME Minister Robert Fico, leader of the ruling coalition Smer party was once again chosen as Slovakia's most trustworthy politician in a public opinion poll in June.

The survey, conducted by the Statistics Office's Institute for Public Opinion Research from June 1 to 8, showed that as much as 34.3 percent of respondents trust him. However, since April, his preferences have gone down by 5.6 percentage points. In the survey, respondents were asked to name up to three Slovak politicians whom they trusted.

Slovakia's second most trusted politician is still Ján Slota, leader of the junior ruling Slovak National Party, with 13.3 percent saying they trust him. President Ivan Gašparovič placed third, backed by 12.1 percent. Interior Minister Róbert Kaliňák received the trust of 10.5 percent of those polled. The Movement for a Democratic Slovakia's leader Vladimír Mečiar has the trust of 8.9 percent.


Compiled by Spectator staff from press reports

Top stories

Garth: We need a deal that will benefit both

“When I talk to the Brits living in Slovakia, they are quite relaxed about things,” UK Ambassador to Slovakia Andrew Garth says about the Brexit-related concerns.

UK Ambassador to Slovakia Andrew Garth

Regional authority stops money for school that warned against fascists

Though there is no obvious link between the criticism and the decision to scrap the subsidy, there are some indications.

Marian Kotleba

Eight Tatra peaks in 27 hours

The man from Košice ended up before his goal due to health problems.

Richard Zvolánek

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between August 18 and August 27, as well as regular services in different languages, training for foreigners in English and highlights of the year.

Pivobrana - Beer Festival