Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Netanyahu deletes tweet featuring photo of James Foley

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 22 August 2014 (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 22 August 2014

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Read more

FOCUS

Lifting the veil over China's air pollution

Read more

ENCORE!

Tango Takeover in Paris

Read more

WEB NEWS

Calls for ISIS media blackout after execution of James Foley

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Steely resolve of reporters exploited by pared-down employers'

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

US judge calls Argentina bond swap offer illegal

Read more

  • French teenage girls held over Syria jihad plans

    Read more

  • Iceland issues aviation alert on volcano activity

    Read more

  • France will not be 'be pushed around' by Germany

    Read more

  • ‘European GPS’ satellites launched into wrong orbit

    Read more

  • Merkel in Kiev as aid convoy ‘returns to Russia’

    Read more

  • Suicide bomber targets Iraq intelligence HQ in deadly attack

    Read more

  • Video: Israel bombs kidnapping suspect’s home

    Read more

  • US brands journalist’s beheading a ‘terrorist attack’

    Read more

  • Ebola prompts Philippines to recall UN troops in Liberia

    Read more

  • Besieged by problems, Hollande faces unhappy return from summer holidays

    Read more

  • US sued over ‘deportation mill’ in New Mexico

    Read more

  • Colombian army and FARC rebels in face-to-face talks

    Read more

  • US National Guard starts to pull out of embattled Ferguson

    Read more

  • PSG fall flat once more against Evian

    Read more

  • US job market yet to recover from recession, says Fed Chair

    Read more

  • August 22, 1914: The bloodiest day in French military history

    Read more

  • Fear of Ebola sky-high among Air France workers

    Read more

  • US says Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen'

    Read more

  • Interactive: Relive the Liberation of Paris in WWII

    Read more

Europe

Centre-left opposition claims victory, vows fiscal consolidation

Latest update : 2012-03-11

Slovakia's centre-left Smer party claimed victory in Saturday's legislative elections with almost 40% of the vote, just short of an outright majority. Party leader Robert Fico (pictured) vowed to adopt fiscal consolidation measures.

REUTERS - Slovakia’s centre-left Smer party won a parliamentary election on Saturday with almost 40 percent of the vote, but fell just short of taking an outright majority in parliament, exit polls showed.

A poll by Focus agency for Slovak state television showed Smer winning 39.6 percent of the vote and taking 75 of the legislature’s 150 seats. The Christian Democrats (KDH) were second with 9.9 percent.

Another exit poll by agency MVK for private Markiza TV showed Smer with 37.3 percent and 69 seats. KDH was again seen as second with 10.8.

Led by former Prime Minister Robert Fico, Smer was expected to take about 40 percent of the vote in pre-election opinion surveys. If confirmed, the result would mean Fico would need a coalition partner to form a majority cabinet.

Date created : 2012-03-11

  • SLOVAKIA

    Left tipped to win Slovak parliamentary poll

    Read more

  • EUROZONE

    Moody's slashes ratings for six eurozone nations

    Read more

  • EUROZONE

    Spain downgraded as Slovakia ratifies bailout fund

    Read more

COMMENT(S)