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Politico: The climate of polarization in Slovakia led to the assassination attempt against Fico

The reasons that led to the assassination attempt on Robert Fico, the left-wing populist prime minister of Slovakia, Politico tries to highlight in its analysis. The thermometer of polarization in Slovakia had already been in the red since the 2018 murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee, but it skyrocketed with the assassination attempt on the prime minister with the country's president, Zuzana Czaputova, calling for an end to “the hate speech”. “Feelings are of course very strong, but it would be very bad to add more fuel to the fire of an already dangerous situation,” agreed Slovakia's interior minister, a message, however, that seems not to have reached the ears of some MPs in the ruling coalition with the pro-Russian Lubos Blakha of Fico's party shouting inside the Parliament to the opposition that “the prime minister is fighting for his life today because of your hatred”, and the deputy speaker of the Parliament and head of the far-right Slovak National Party, Andrej Danko addressing […]
Source: News Beast

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