Slovak PM Fico agrees program with potential coalition partners

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Posted: Mar 15, 2016 11:54 AM

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Tuesday his leftist Smer party and three other parties have signed an agreement on a governing program as part of talks on forming a coalition, following an election earlier this month.

Fico has been holding talks with opposition parties Siet (Net) and Most-Hid (Bridge) along with the Slovak National Party (SNS) since Monday on forming a coalition after his ruling party lost its parliamentary majority in a March 5 election.

(Reporting by Tatian Jancarikova; Writing by Jason Hovet; Editing by Hugh Lawson)