Juraj Cintulaarrested for shooting and seriously wounding the Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico, He pleaded guilty this Saturday during an interrogation before the Police, while a court must decide whether to keep him in preventive detention, local media report.

The Prosecutor’s Office has requested this measure against the alleged aggressor, a 71-year-old man who declared that he disagreed with Fico’s policies, and that He has been accused by the Police of premeditated murdera crime that could carry a sentence of between 25 years and life in prison.

The alleged aggressor pleaded guilty during a police interrogation, according to the radio station ‘TA3’, which modified previous information that this guilt had been admitted before the judge. Cintula was transferred this Saturday to the Specialized Criminal Court in the town of Pezinok, where he will testify for the first time before the judge, under strong security measures, reports the newspaper ‘SME’.

Fico was shot on Wednesday as he left a Council of Ministers meeting in the town of Handlov√°, by Cintula, who He justified his attack by not liking the Government’s policies.for example his plans to dissolve public radio and television to create a new entity under the control of the Ministry of Culture.

The profile of the attacker, Juraj Cintula, shows numerous contradictions: a critic of Fico who was opposed to violence, but who in the past aligned himself with ultranationalist and racist narratives. Cintula comes from a region with high unemployment due to the closure of coal mines during previous Fico governments and participated in several anti-government protests organized by the opposition since last December.

Meanwhile, Robert Fico has just undergone a five-hour intervention and continues to recover in the hospital in serious condition and with a reserved prognosis.