Robert Fico

Prime Minister of Slovakia since 2023

Robert Fico (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈɾɔbɛɾt ˈfitsɔ]; born 15 September 1964) is a Slovak politician. He is the Prime Minister of Slovakia since 2023. He was Prime Minister before from 2012 until his resignation in 2018.[1][2] Fico also was the Prime Minister from 4 July 2006 to 8 July 2010.

Robert Fico
Prime Minister of Slovakia
Assumed office
25 October 2023
PresidentZuzana Čaputová
Peter Pellegrini (elect)
Preceded byĽudovít Ódor
In office
4 April 2012 – 22 March 2018
PresidentIvan Gašparovič
Andrej Kiska
Preceded byIveta Radičová
Succeeded byPeter Pellegrini
In office
4 July 2006 – 8 July 2010
PresidentIvan Gašparovič
Preceded byMikuláš Dzurinda
Succeeded byIveta Radičová
Leader of SMER–SD
Assumed office
8 November 1999
Preceded byPosition established
Personal details
Born (1964-09-15) 15 September 1964 (age 59)
Topoľčany, Czechoslovakia
(now Slovakia)
Political partyCommunist Party (1987–1990)
Party of the Democratic Left (1990–1999)
Direction-Social Democracy (1999–present)
Spouse(s)Svetlana Svobodová
Children1 son
Alma materComenius University

He has been the leader of the Direction – Social Democracy (SMER-SD) party since 1999. In May 2023, Robert Fico was shot and injured.[3]

On 15 May 2024, Fico was injured in a shooting in Handlová in front of the city's House of Culture after attending an event at the House of Culture,[4][5] and was hospitalized in critical condition.[6] He had been shot in the head, chest and stomach.[7] A suspect was detained.[4]


  1. Terenzani, Michaela. "UPDATED: Fico is ready to resign tomorrow". Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  2. "UPDATED: Investigative journalist killed in his house". 26 February 2018. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  3. "Slovak PM Fico in hospital after being shot". 15 May 2024. Retrieved 15 May 2024.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Slovakia's prime minister injured in shooting". Newsday. Associated Press. 2024-05-15. Retrieved 2024-05-15.
  5. "Slovakia's prime minister Robert Fico 'shot' - live updates". The Daily Telegraph. 2024-05-15. Retrieved 2024-05-15.
  6. "Slovak PM Fico in hospital after shooting". BBC. 2024-05-15. Retrieved 2024-05-15.
  7. JOCHECOVÁ, KETRIN; BUSVINE, DOUGLAS (May 15, 2024). "Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico shot". Politico.