Slovak PM Fico says wants to try to form govt

BRATISLAVA, June 13 (BestGrowthStock) – Slovak leftist Prime
Minister Robert Fico said on Sunday he would try to form a new
cabinet despite election results showing centre-right opposition
parties had won a majority in parliament.

Fico said his SMER party, which came in first with 35
percent of the votes at Saturday’s general election, had been
successful and he would try to form a two-party ruling
coalition.

“This is a number that gives us the right to accept a
mandate from the president to form a cabinet,” he told a news
conference. “We are ready for that. It is tough to predict what
comes next.”

Political analysts have said the opposition parties would
likely stick to their promises not to work with Fico, making the
option of a centre-right cabinet much more likely. Fico said he
was ready for an opposition role as well if he fails to form a
government.

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(Reporting by Jan Lopatka)

Slovak PM Fico says wants to try to form govt