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
25. Jun 2007 at 0:00