Dzurinda trust rises on election win

A POLL by the Statistics Office has found that the voter trust rating of Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda, returning to office following a four-year term, shot up in October from the month before to put him in second place behind opposition maverick Robert Fico.

Support for Dzurinda rose from 9.3 per cent in September to 16.5 per cent in October following parliamentary elections. Fico's popularity, meanwhile, slipped from 21.5 per cent to 17.0 per cent in the same period, while support for opposition HZDS party leader Vladimír Mečiar dropped from 19.7 to 14.7 per cent.

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News digest: Lockdown effects not fully seen yet, Bratislava shuts schools

Lockdown reduces mobility and new cases, but not hospitalisations. Cabinet approves €500 vouchers for seniors.


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Some schools in Slovakia have been closed.

Some schools in Bratislava will switch to remote learning

Only kindergartens and grades one through four will remain open.


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Finance Minister Matovič has a new way of boosting vaccination: €500 vouchers

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