Fico mirrors stability, but Smer is considering a new election leader

Pellegrini could be Smer's number one in the 2020 parliamentary elections. Some Smer MEPs want a new party leader.

Former PM Robert Fico (left) and his successor Peter Pellegrini (right).Former PM Robert Fico (left) and his successor Peter Pellegrini (right).(Source: Sme)

More and more MEPs of the major ruling party Smer want to replace the incumbent party leader Robert Fico. In fact, others are joining Smer MEP Monika Smolková, who would consider PM Peter Pellegrini (Smer) a perfect party leader.

Nevertheless, the prime minister is not the type to challenge Fico and go head-to-head in an open fight, Smer MPs sitting in the parliament suggested.

However, MEP Monika Beňová, who is running for re-election in this May's European Parliament elections as the first name on Smer's list of candidates, claimed there are ongoing talks within the party to change its election leader prior to the 2020 parliamentary elections.

The rest of this article is premium content at Spectator.sk
Subscribe now for full access

I already have subscription - Sign in

Subscription provides you with:
  • Immediate access to all locked articles (premium content) on Spectator.sk
  • Special weekly news summary + an audio recording with a weekly news summary to listen to at your convenience (received on a weekly basis directly to your e-mail)
  • PDF version of the latest issue of our newspaper, The Slovak Spectator, emailed directly to you
  • Access to all premium content on Sme.sk and Korzar.sk

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.

Theme: Peter Pellegrini


This article is also related to other trending topics: Election

Top stories

K. N. Steiner: I escaped the SS but not a concentration camp

Karol Natan Steiner was only 11 when he had the presence of mind to trick the SS, though he still ended up in Bergen-Belsen. Read the story of how he survived.

Karol Natan Steiner survived Bergen-Belsen. However, he lost his sister Alica and his father in the Auschwitz concentration camp.

What Vydrica will rise from the ashes?

The new development on the historical Vydrica site will be a combination of residential buildings, public and administrative premises, and shops.

Vydrica

Slovaks outclassed Great Britain

The victory keeps the country in game for the quarterfinals. But the result of the match between Germany and the USA will be important.

What do European elections and Eurovision have in common?

Votes in the song contest say a lot about how closely attached people feel to the rest of Europe.

Leonora of Denmark performs the song "Love Is Forever" during the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest grand final rehearsal in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, May 17, 2019.