Robert Fico’s assassination attempt: ‘Lone wolf’ charged for shooting Slovak PM

Robert Fico’s assassination attempt: A day after he was shot, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico’s condition has stabilised but still remains “very serious”, his deputy Robert Kalinak has said.

A man aims a handgun at Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico as he was approaching people after a Slovak government meeting in Handlova, Slovakia, May 15, 2024 in this screen grab from a video. (Reuters)

Fico, 59, was attacked by a lone gunman on Wednesday when he was in front of the local House of Culture while he was meeting his supporters. The shooter was overpowered and taken into custody.

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The shooting, which the government called a “political assault”, stoked fears over heightened polarisation or even further violence just weeks before European parliament elections.

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