Slovaks do not wish leaders of strongest parties to be the next PM

Smer head Robert Fico and PS head Michal Truban failed in the poll.

Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini (Smer) is seen as a more suitable candidate for the next Slovak PM among people than Smer chair Robert Fico. Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini (Smer) is seen as a more suitable candidate for the next Slovak PM among people than Smer chair Robert Fico. (Source: TASR/František Iván)

Most Slovaks would like to see incumbent PM Peter Pellegrini (Smer) hold his office after the 2020 general election. This stems from the AKO poll carried out for the Hospodárske Noviny daily, where he was supported by 26.9 percent of respondents.

“The reason is that he now serves as the prime minister and is seen in the media,” AKO director Václav Hřích said, as quoted by Hospodárske Noviny.

Most political leaders, including chairs of the the ruling Smer and the coalition Progressive Slovakia (PS)-Spolu that currently lead the opinion polls, won less than 5 percent each.

Ex-Slovak President Andrej Kiska is an exception, though.

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