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Robert Fico (born September 15, 1964) is the current Prime Minister of Slovakia (since July 4, 2006).

His relatively new left-wing party Direction – Social Democracy (Slovak: SMER – Sociálna demokracia) was the winner of the parliamentary elections in 2006, receiving approximately 30 percent of the cast votes. After the victory he created a coalition with the Slovak National Party an extremist nationalist party led by Ján Slota and with the People's Party - Movement for a Democratic Slovakia led by Vladimír Mečiar.

Fico was born in a working class family on September 15, 1964, in the town of Topoľčany. His father was a forklift operator and his mother worked in a shoe store. Fico has two siblings, a brother Ladislav and a sister Lucia. He is married to a wife Svetlana, they have one son.

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