Slovak president to ask election winner to form government

March 7, 2016 8:30 AM

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BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – Slovakia's president says he will ask outgoing Prime Minister Robert Fico, the winner of Saturday's parliamentary election, to try to form a new government.

After campaigning on an anti-migrant ticket, Fico's leftist Smer-Social Democracy won the ballot on Saturday with 28.3 percent of the vote, or 49 seats in the 150-seat Parliament, but will need coalition partners to rule. That's a significant drop in support from the 2012 election when Smer took 44....

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