Slovakian presidential election candidate drops out

Three recent polls were enough to convince one presidential candidate to drop out of the race, but have not clarified who might be the main second round challenger for Prime Minister Robert Fico (pictured), who led all three surveys with about 40 per cent support.

Fico’s four most serious competitors all failed to garner even half the prime minister’s support in the polls, as Peter Osuský, supported by the opposition party Freedom and Solidarity (SaS), dropped out from the race on January 29. The SaS will now support Radoslav Procházka, a former Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) member who is running as a civic candidate.

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