Slovak PM Fico says closer to forming coalition government

March 14, 2016 9:09 PM

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Slovak PM Fico says closer to forming coalition government

BRATISLAVA Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said he believed he could agree on the priorities of a new governing program with three other parties by Tuesday after starting coalition talks.

Eight parties won seats in a March 5 election in which Fico's leftist Smer party garnered the most votes but lost its parliamentary majority, leaving the two-time prime minister with a tough task in forming a coalition government.

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