According to a survey by the Median SK agency, 52 percent of Slovaks think Prime Minister Igor Matovič should hand over his post to someone else.
The same survey also suggests that 60 percent of Slovaks believe Matovič is not a good prime minister, while only 17 percent of the population think otherwise. Sixty-three percent of respondents expressed the opinion that Matovič could not successfully fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey was conducted from Jan. 7 to 13.
Matovič’s party would end up third in a new election
The January poll by Focus showed that Peter Pellegrini’s Voice-Social Democracy opposition party would win the parliamentary election with 24.3 percent of the vote.
The ruling party, Freedom and Solidarity, would end up in second place (13.3 percent) and the Movement of Ordinary People and Independent Personalities of the current Prime Minister Igor Matovič (10.1 percent) would end up in third. The People’s Party Our Slovakia of Marian Kotleba would be elected by 9.7 percent of Slovaks and the Party of Social Democracy by former Prime Minister Robert Fico by 9.1 percent of respondents.
The Progressive Slovakia party (5.2 percent) and the government movement We are a Family (5.1 percent) would still get into parliament. On the contrary, the government party For the People (4.2 people) would not meet the threshold to reach parliament.
Title image: Slovakia’s Prime Minister Igor Matovic reflected in glass as he leaves at the end of an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, Pool)