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    Outgoing Slovak President Mulls Premiership

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    PRAGUE (Sputnik) - Slovak President Andrej Kiska, whose term expires in June, said Sunday he wanted to create a new political party and run for prime minister.

    "I am ready to do whatever it takes to give the republic back to the people," he told a local television station, Markiza.

    He said he wanted to prevent the return to power after 2020 of Slovakia’s long-ruling Direction party in a coalition with People’s Party.

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    Kiska backed Zuzana Caputova, a lawyer and civic activist, in last month’s presidential election. He called her election a victory and urged opposition parties to unite.

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