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Slovakia, elections. Robert Fico’s Smer-SSD party won. Exit poll said otherwise

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Robert Fico’s Direction-Slovak Social Democracy (Smer-SSD) party won the elections in Slovakia – according to preliminary results after recounting the votes, with 98.66 percent. electoral districts. Smer-SSD won the support of 23.37 percent. Second place goes to Progressive Slovakia (PS), with 16.86% of votes cast. voters. Earlier, just after the closing of the electoral commissions, exit polls showed completely different results and an electoral victory of PS.

After counting the votes, 98.66 percent electoral districts winners elections is the Direction-Slovak Social Democracy Party (Smer-SSD) of former Prime Minister Robert Fico with 23.37 percent.

Second place with 21.9 percent goes to the Progressive party Slovakia (PS) – 16.86 percent Third place was taken by the Głos-Social Democracy (Hlas-SD) party, with 15.03 percent of votes cast. voters.

Ordinary People and Friends (Olano) of the former prime minister and winner of the 2020 elections, Igor Matovic (9.05%) and his coalition partner – with whom conflicts caused the collapse of the previous coalition and led to early parliamentary elections – Freedom and Solidarity also entered the parliament. (SaS) with 6.13 percent of the votes. The Christian Democratic Movement achieved a slightly better result than the latter (6.92%). The last party to cross the electoral threshold is the Slovak National Party (5.68%).

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Robert Fico on election nightPAP/EPA/MARTIN DIVISEK

After reporting the partial results, the main political parties ended their election nights. Chairman Smer Fico did not come out to journalists. His colleagues announced that the former prime minister would speak on Sunday, after the full results were published. Michal Szimeczka did the same and announced he would comment on the results after they were fully presented. He emphasized that he agreed that talks about the future government should be led by the party that wins the largest number of votes.

Robert Fico on an election billboard in BratislavaPAP/EPA/MARTIN DIVISEK

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