Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

NEWS IN SHORT

Smer loses supporters

POPULARITY of the ruling coalition leader, the Smer party of Robert Fico, decreased in January. Results of a public opinion poll, which the polling institute of the Statistics Office ÚVVM conducted on a sample of 1,109 respondents between January 1 and 9 showed that Smer's support fell 1.3 percentage points compared with the previous month, the SITA newswire wrote.

POPULARITY of the ruling coalition leader, the Smer party of Robert Fico, decreased in January. Results of a public opinion poll, which the polling institute of the Statistics Office ÚVVM conducted on a sample of 1,109 respondents between January 1 and 9 showed that Smer's support fell 1.3 percentage points compared with the previous month, the SITA newswire wrote.

In contrast, the popularity of the opposition Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) is on the rise. The survey showed that its support rose 1.2 points from last December to 14.7 percent. This made it the second strongest political party in Slovakia. Junior coalition party, the Slovak National Party (SNS), came in third with support at 14 percent, which is 2.8 points more than a month ago. The Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) won 8.2 percent, the Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK) ended up with 8 percent and the ruling Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) received support of 7.2 percent of the respondents.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Czech PM files lawsuit against Slovakia at ECHR

Czech Premier Andrej Babiš sues his homeland in the European Court for Human Rights in connection with records proving his collaboration with the communist-era secret police.

Andrej Babiš

Revitalised industrial building offers work, entertainment and housing

Mlynica is an excellent example of successful conversion of unused industrial building.

Mlynica

Youngest Slovak village is a "communist dream come true” Photo

Dedina Mládeže (The Youth Village) was a mere experiment during the communist era. Now, the still inhabited village has morphed into an open-air museum.

Dedina Mládeže

What are the reasons behind low wages in Slovakia?

The average wage costs per Slovak employee accounts for only 44 percent of the EU average.