Slovak parliamentary elections start this weekend. Just few days ago, a recording surfaced which seems to indicate that Fico's Smer party obtained several million crowns illegally sometimes back in 2002. So far no mention of this in English-language media, but Slovak newspapers are full of this scandal. Stay tuned, this will get interesting!
During a press conference, Fico wished his opponents a "pleasant sexual experience" while listening to the tape. Not exactly a man of (diplomatic) words.
The tape was first made public by SME.sk, a rather anti-Fico newspaper. Fico is currently suing the newspaper, even though the recording had been circulating through email way before being released by SME.
While Smer still has a lead in the pre-election polls, it appears it will not longer obtain enough votes to control majority.
-- Lubos Brieda --
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