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Fico still most trusted, but support falls

ACCORDING to the latest opinion poll carried out in November by the Slovak Statistical Office, opposition Smer party Chairman Robert Fico remains the most trusted politician in Slovakia with 24.6 percent support.

ACCORDING to the latest opinion poll carried out in November by the Slovak Statistical Office, opposition Smer party Chairman Robert Fico remains the most trusted politician in Slovakia with 24.6 percent support.

Despite the high number, Fico suffered a 2.4 percent drop in public trust compared to a similar poll carried out one month ago.

The second most trusted politician is President Ivan Gašparovič with 13.2 percent support, followed by former PM and opposition Movement for a Democratic Slovakia chairman, Vladimír Mečiar (10.8 percent). Of the coalition politicians, Hungarian Coalition Party Chairman Béla Bugár is the most trusted with 9.4 percent, the SITA news agency reported.

Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda got just 6.5 percent.

However, despite the support for the politicians, as many as 28.4 percent of people said they did not trust any politicians.

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