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BRATISLAVA – Slovakia has gone to the polls in a general election widely expected to result in a third term in office for current Prime Minister, Robert Fico.
The leader of the Smer social democratic party ran a campaign that was vocally anti-immigration and anti-open-borders.
“Let’s face it, the Schengen borders are like Swiss cheese,” he said. “Thousands of people pass through into Europe without control. Yesterday, the overall chief of NATO in Europe, Mr Breedlove, said that along with migrants come thousands of terrorists and fighters for ISIL. That is why safety is the first priority for my government.”
“We’ll never bring even a single Muslim to Slovakia, we won’t create any Muslim communities here because they pose a serious security risk, He also insists that Slovakia, a eurozone member since 2009, opposes further bailouts for troubled Greece, calling this “a red line for us”.” Fico told thousands at a pre-election rally in Bratislava for his Smer-Social Democracy (Smer-SD) party.
Robert Fico’s stance on free movement has been welcomed by some, but criticized by the majority saying he should have focussed on more national issues.
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