Don’t Underestimate Slovakia’s Neo-Nazi Threat


A Slovakian political scientist warns that the country's far-right may make a breakthrough at the forthcoming election.

"Only a year ago, analysts spoke of endemic corruption and erosion of the rule of law as the main threats to Slovak society. But as a general election approaches at the end of this month, political scientist Aneta Vilagi says Slovak democracy itself is at stake.

“Namely because of the situation we’ve seen since 2016, when a party supposedly built on a neo-Nazi ideology entered parliament,” said Vilagi from Comenius University in Bratislava.

She was referring to the far-right Kotleba – People’s Party Our Slovakia (LSNS), which is polling in second or third place ahead of the country’s February 29 parliamentary election."

Don’t Underestimate Slovakia’s Neo-Nazi Threat (Balkan Insight, link)


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