Slovakian PM Fico throws hat into presidential ring

Putting an end to months of speculation, Prime Minister Robert Fico made his plans to run for president next year official during a public ceremony that doubled as a speech reviewing the year and previewing 2014 plans for his government.

“I understand my candidacy as a service to Slovakia,” Fico said during his address delivered to media, members of his government, members of parliament and foreign diplomats accredited in Slovakia.

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