Prime Minister Robert Fico remains the most trusted politician in Slovakia, according to a public opinion poll conducted by the MVK agency among 1,083 respondents at the end of May and beginning of June. More than 42 percent of those polled said they trust Fico. President Ivan Gašparovič is the second most trusted politician (33.6 percent), followed by deputy chairperson of the opposition SDKÚ and presidential candidate Iveta Radičová (18.4 percent). On the other hand, Robert Fico’s predecessor as prime minister and SDKÚ leader Mikuláš Dzurinda tops the chart of least-trusted politicians with nearly 40 percent. He is followed by SNS leader Ján Slota (36.8 percent) and HZDS chairman and former prime minister Vladimír Mečiar (36.5 percent).
Over ten percent of respondents trust Ján Slota (15.3 percent), Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák (14.1 percent) and Vladimír Mečiar (11.8 percent). On the other hand, more than 10 percent said they do not trust the leader of the opposition Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK) Pál Csáky (24.7 percent), Prime Minister Robert Fico (16.7 percent), former finance minister and SDKÚ MP Ivan Mikloš (14 percent) and head of the opposition KDH Pavol Hrušovský (11.6 percent). All those polled were asked to name three trustworthy and untrustworthy politicians. SITA
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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12. Jun 2008 at 17:00