Slovak presidential election: Fico’s competitors agree to unite in second round

In Slovakia’s closely watched first presidential debate, just two days after the official campaign began, the four candidates pledged to unite against Prime Minister Robert Fico in the second round of the election. But with a little more than a week before voters go to the polls, it is becoming less clear who will face Fico in the run-off.

The atmosphere of the March 3 debate, which was organised in Bratislava by the Sme daily and the Trend economic weekly, remained largely civil, with the four participants reluctant to exchange more than just symbolic attacks.

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