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PM Fico says Smer does not rule out post-election cooperation with any party

Prime Minister Robert Fico said his Smer party will not rule out cooperation with any party after the 2010 parliamentary elections, the SITA newswire reported.

Prime Minister Robert Fico said his Smer party will not rule out cooperation with any party after the 2010 parliamentary elections, the SITA newswire reported.

"We have just two concepts - the protection of national interests and a social state. Nonetheless, we are not going to set terms for any political party: we go with this one but not that one. Each party that will be represented in parliament has the right to participate in talks on formation of the cabinet," the prime minister told journalists after the September 7 meeting of Smer’s leaders.

He did not want to comment for SITA on formation of coalitions at regional levels ahead of November’s elections for regional parliaments. Smer is most often in coalition only with the Movement for Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) party, which is its one of its coalition partners on the national level. The Slovak National Party (SNS), the third member of the ruling coalition on the national level, is being left out on regional levels.

The leader of Smer called on Slovak political parties and the media to take common action in protection of Slovakia's national interests. He commented that while there is absolute unity in opinions on the Hungarian side, Slovakia has disintegrated opinions.

The party leadership also condemned the decision of MPs from the opposition Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK) to attend a session of the Forum of Deputies of the Carpathian Basin to be held on Friday, September 11, which coincides with a session of the Slovak Parliament.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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