“Milan Mazurek said what almost the entire nation thinks,” and the Supreme Court should not have stripped him of his parliament mandate, said Smer leader Robert Fico. Back in 2016, Mazurek spoke of “gypsy asocials who have never done anything for the nation and will not bring us anything in the future” and he was right, according to Fico. At the same time, Fico emphasized that Smer remains an anti-fascist party. (Fico) Fico is preparing his supporters for post-election cooperation with extremist Marian Kotleba, according to the opposition parties. Even Smer coalition partners Most-Híd and SNS condemned Fico’s statement. PM Peter Pellegrini said he would never defend Mazurek.