How Slovakia’s prime minister handed an election to right-wing extremists

Culik, J. (2016) How Slovakia’s prime minister handed an election to right-wing extremists. Conversation, 8 Mar.

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Abstract

An analysis of the general election, which took place in Slovakia on Saturday 5th March 2016. Its results were strongly influence by the fear-mongering of the incumbent PM Robert Fico, who assumed a fiercely anti-refugee and islamophobic stance. As a result, his electoral support collapsed and a large number of votes went to extreme right wing parties.

Item Type:Articles (Newspaper Article)
Keywords:Slovakia, Smer, Robert Fico, LSNS, L'SNS, Marian Kotleba, extreme right wing parties, islamophobia, refugee crisis, European Union
Status:Published
Refereed:No
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Culik, Dr Jan
Authors: Culik, J.
Subjects:J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Slavonic Studies
Journal Name:Conversation
Publisher:The Conversation Trust
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Author
First Published:First published in Conversation 8 Mar 2016
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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