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Slovakia staggers toward early elections as PM's coalition unravels
|Last Edited||IndyGeorgia Mar 12, 2018 08:45pm|
|News Date||Monday, March 12, 2018 12:00:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico’s government moved closer to collapse on Monday after his junior coalition partner called for early elections amid a political crisis sparked by the killing of journalist. |
Junior ruling party Most-Hid (Bridge) said late on Monday, after more than eight hours of talks, it would seek a deal with coalition parties about leading the country toward a snap election or would leave the government if no agreement was made.
“We think this situation can be solved only by early elections,” its leader Bela Bugar told reporters.
Slovakia has been thrown into crisis after the murder in late February of a journalist probing corruption, sparking the largest street protests since the end of communism nearly three decades ago and pushing Fico’s government to the brink.
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