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Partial results: presidential runoff elections in Slovakia

Partial results: presidential runoff elections in Slovakia

According to the preliminary partial results, a runoff will be held in the presidential elections in Slovakia. According to partial results published shortly before midnight, the populist parliament speaker, Peter Pellegrini, and the liberal diplomat, Ivan Korcok, will face each other. The runoff elections are scheduled to be held on April 6.

According to the partial results published by the Statistics Office, Pellegrini received 40.4 percent of the votes in the first round of voting, while Korcok received 36.9 percent. The two were clearly ahead of all other applicants and now face each other in the runoff. According to Slovak electoral law, this is necessary if none of the candidates wins an absolute majority.

Choosing a direction for Slovakia

Pellegrini is an ally of Russia-friendly Prime Minister Robert Fico, who rejects military aid for Ukraine to defend itself against Russia. The 48-year-old president, among other things, questioned Ukraine's sovereignty and called on Kiev to make peace with Russia.

On the other hand, former Foreign Minister Korcok is a staunch supporter of Ukraine and holds similar views to outgoing President Zuzana Caputova, who is not running for a second term. He enjoys the support of the opposition in the country.

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