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Slovakia's Fico set for election win, reinforcing central Europe's EU dissenters
by Tatiana Jancarikova
Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico is on course to win another term in parliamentary elections on Saturday, maintaining an anti-immigration alliance with his European Union neighbors, Hungary's Viktor Orban and Poland's Jaroslaw Kaczynski.
Fico, 51, is a Social Democrat but fits in with his two conservative peers when it comes to a focus on national pride, social conservatism and strong opposition to immigration.
Opinion polls show Fico's Smer party will win 32.5-38.4 percent of the vote, enough to retain power with a coalition partner or two.
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