Ruling party heads for Slovakia election win as neo-Nazis gain seats
Published 06/03/2016 | 05:51
Preliminary results show the ruling party is heading for a victory in the parliamentary election in Slovakia, but will need coalition partners to form a majority government.
In a shocking development, a neo-Nazi party gained parliamentary seats.
With the votes from about half of the almost 6,000 polling stations counted, the Smer-Social Democracy of Prime Minister Robert Fico, which campaigned on an anti-migrant ticket is a winner with 29.3% of the vote, or 48 seats in the 150-seat Parliament.
That represented a drop in support from the 2012 election when Smer took 44.4% and was able to govern alone.
Nine parties appear to be winning seats, including the neo-Nazi People's Party - Our Slovakia, which got 8.4%.