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Free Forum ties with small parties ahead of elections

THE FREE Forum (SF) party, led by Zuzana Martináková, agreed to cooperate with the representatives of the small non-parliamentary Democratic Union (DÚ), Green Party of Slovakia (SZS), and the Democratic Party of Slovakia (DSS) for the upcoming general elections.

The DSS is made up of opponents of the merger between the Democratic Party (DS) of former Labor Minister Ľudovít Kaník and PM Mikuláš Dzurinda's Slovak Democratic and Christian Union.

SF will include these parties' representatives on its candidate list and the parties should continue to cooperate after the June 17 national elections, SME daily wrote.

According to the recent polls, SF will gain only 13 seats in parliament, but Martináková is confident the party could gain as many as 20.

The new SF allies would also have a say in deciding over the possible ruling coalition provided that the SF's election results were good enough to make the party a potential ruling coalition member.

Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
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