Slovak ex-PM Fico left party congress to seek medical treatment: reports


Slovak ex-PM Fico left party congress to seek medical treatment: reportsFormer Slovak prime minister Robert Fico left the annual congress of the main ruling Smer party, which he still leads, on Saturday to seek medical treatment, Slovak media reported. "I have a huge problem with blood pressure, I am going to a hospital," newspaper Dennik N quoted Fico as telling reporters before he left the Incheba venue in Bratislava. Fico, 55, who had heart surgery in April 2016, was charged on Thursday with racism over his support for a far-right former lawmaker who lost his seat in parliament over remarks he made about Slovakia's Roma minority.