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Euroscepticism and Corruption defeated in Slovakian Elections

Slovakia s elections with low turnout.

Slovakia s elections with low turnout.

The social democratic Party in Slovakia (opposition) has won  Saturday´s general election , taking 84 out of 150 seats.

Earlier, exit polls suggested the Smer party fall short of a majority.

The leader of the Smer Party Mr Robert Fico, whose party backs higher taxes for the rich, pledged to stick with the previous government’s policy of reducing the deficit.

The outgoing centre-right government of Iveta Radicova was plagued by a corruption scandal. The election comes two years early after the Radicova governing coalition collapsed last October, when one of its junior political parties, member of the coalition, refused to back the expansion of the eurozone’s bailout fund.

Results from 94.2% of districts showed Smer took 44.9% of the vote in Saturday’s election.