Election Update: Smer Still In The Driver's Seat

May 2010
Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe & Baltic States;May2010, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p1
Country Report
The article focuses on the condition of the Direction-Social Democracy (SMER) party, under the leadership of Prime Minister Robert Fico in Slovakia, before the parliamentary election on June 12, 2010. It mentions that the said political party remained on the top despite its poor ratings in the country's opinion poll surveys. Meanwhile, it notes that Fico is expecting any support from political opposition. Two charts depicting the top status of the SMER party are also presented.


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