Elections Ex-PM Fico wins Slovak election, pledged to cease military aid to Ukraine


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In a recent election in Slovakia, the country's former Prime Minister, Robert Fico, representing the leftist faction, secured victory over his progressive rival. Fico's campaign prominently featured a pledge to cease military aid to Ukraine. However, despite this electoral success, Fico faces the crucial task of garnering support from potential allies in order to establish the next government. Preliminary results from the election indicate the need for coalition-building to secure a stable governing coalition.

With 98% of voting districts reporting in the Saturday election, Fico's SMER-SSD party led with 23.37% of the vote. The liberal Progressive Slovakia (PS) followed with 16.86% and the HLAS (Voice) party, which could become the kingmaker for forming the next government, was third with 15.03%.