June 13 (Reuters) – Slovak President Ivan Gasparovic said on Sunday he wanted Prime Minister Robert Fico, whose leftist party SMER won the most votes in a general election on Saturday, to try to form a new government.
But four centre-right opposition parties won a majority in the election and have the greatest chance to form a cabinet. They have all rejected working with Fico.
“I want to ask the winner of the election to try form the government…It is a tradition which I will not break,” Gasparovic said. (Reporting by Martin Santa; writing by Jan Lopatka; editing by Michael Winfrey)