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Prime Minister of Slovakia in Stable Condition After Assassination Attempt

HeadlineMay 16, 2024

The prime minister of Slovakia has survived an assassination attempt. Robert Fico is reportedly in stable but serious condition after being shot several times on Wednesday. A 71-year-old suspect has been detained in what authorities are describing as a “lone wolf” attack. Fico is a populist leader who is an ally of Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Slovakia’s President Zuzana Čaputová said the shooting was an attack on democracy.

President Zuzana Čaputová: “A physical attack on the prime minister is primarily an attack on a person, but it is also an attack on democracy. Any violence is unacceptable. The hateful rhetoric we witness in society leads to hateful acts. Please, let’s stop it.”

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