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"Drug dealers must immediately be shot, [Deputy PM for Economy Ivan] Mikloš immediately fired, Hungarians forbidden, Gypsies destroyed, Americans spat on, and the 17 secret service agents sicked on Slota recalled. Is that enough?"

Ján Slota, head of the Real Slovak National Party, in a tirade as poll results show his party well below the margin needed to enter parliament after September elections.


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