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Fico tops trustworthiness chart again

PRIME Minister Robert Fico is still the most trustworthy politician in Slovakia.

Almost one-third of respondents (32.6 percent) of a recent opinion poll said the prime minister is the politician they trust the most. Compared with the previous poll held in August, it was an increase of 0.2 percentage points.

The Slovak Statistics Office's ÚVVM agency conducted the poll between September 1 and 10 on 1,117 respondents, the SITA newswire wrote.

Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič and Slovak National Party (SNS) leader Ján Slota finished second with 13.9 percent each. Slota had the highest monthly increase of 2.2 percentage points, and Gašparovič's trustworthiness jumped up by 1.4 points.

Next came co-ruling Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) party leader Vladimír Mečiar with 11.2 percent, up 1.4 points. He was followed by Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák (9.3 percent, up one percentage point), and the Slovak Democratic and Christian (SDKÚ) leader and former prime minister Mikuláš Dzurinda (6.7 percent, up one percentage point). The survey showed that 24.6 percent of those polled trust no politician, down two percentage points.

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