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Who is Robert Fico, the populist Slovak prime minister wounded in a shooting?

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May 15, 2024

Slovakian PM Robert Fico, critically wounded in a shooting, rose from Communist roots to lead the Smer party. With a populist stance blending left and right ideologies, he served as PM thrice, advocating pro-Russian policies, anti-Americanism, and challenging Western norms. Facing controversies including criminal charges and backlash over journalist murder, Fico’s tenure underscores Slovakia’s political turmoil and ideological shifts.

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