The winner of Slovakia’s election this weekend is populist former prime minister who was pressured out of workplace 5 years in the past amid public outrage over a journalist’s slaying, however who’s now inside attain of main the nation as soon as once more.
A return to energy for Robert Fico, a brash strongman with sympathies towards Moscow, might break a key hyperlink within the Western army alliance supporting Ukraine. That has put outsize worldwide deal with the vote in a rustic of simply 5.5 million folks. His celebration, Smer, received 22.9 % of the votes, or 42 seats within the 150-seat Parliament, in accordance with preliminary outcomes. However he would nonetheless must construct a coalition authorities to take energy.