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Late first-round opinion poll predicted Schuster would win big

The Markant polling agency, based on its latest 1,159-respondent poll conducted between April 30 and May 5, 1999, estimates that ruling coalition candidate Rudolf Schuster will win in the first round of the presidential elections on May 15 with 38.6% of votes, followed by the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia's (HZDS) Vladimír Mečiar, who falls 10% behind Schuster. The agency has taken into account that fact that HZDS sympathizers are the least willing to participate in opinion polls, so actual election preferences might slightly differ. Non-partisan former Slovak Ambassador to Austria Magda Vášáryová will end up third with 16.8% votes, and 10.3 % of the voters were undecided if they should vote.

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Sagan rewrites history Video

Cyclist Peter Sagan becomes the first man to win three consecutive world championships.

When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Blog: Why did I come here?

A group of teachers and students from the Bratislava-based school gathered to support their friend, colleague, and fellow foreigner, as she had already tried four times just to get in the door of the foreign police,…

Queue in front of the foreigners' police department in Bratislava.

Bojnice spa fears loss of thermal water due to coal mining

The spa has turned to the EP; the mine sees claims of the Bojnice spa as not expert-based and manipulating public opinion

People enjoying hot water in Bojnice spa.