Vote 2010: SNS says it would back a Smer-KDH government

The Slovak National Party (SNS) would have no problem backing a two-party governing coalition composed of Smer and the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH), SNS chair Ján Slota told the TASR newswire after a meeting with President Ivan Gašparovič on June 16.

The Slovak National Party (SNS) would have no problem backing a two-party governing coalition composed of Smer and the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH), SNS chair Ján Slota told the TASR newswire after a meeting with President Ivan Gašparovič on June 16.

Slota stressed that his only priority was to ensure that what he called the “Hungarian party”, i.e. Most-Híd, is not part of the next cabinet.

The SNS leader said that he believed a coalition of the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ), Freedom and Solidarity (SaS), the KDH and Most-Híd would be controversial in its substance, and that therefore the parties will not be able to form a government.

“Only death is certain,” said Slota, commenting on a declaration by the four parties not to co-operate with Smer, even though it came first in the election.

Slota confirmed that he has received no invitation from Smer chief Robert Fico for official talks on forming a governing coalition, but said that “certain talks are going on intensely”.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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