PRAGUE (Reuters) - Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico will run in the country's presidential election next year, news agency TASR reported on Wednesday.
The president is the central European country's head of state but holds less day-to-day executive power than the prime minister.
Fico's victory in the direct presidential election, to be held by mid-2014, would force a reshuffle of the cabinet. Fico's Smer party holds a majority in parliament.
(Reporting by Jan Lopatka; Editing by John Stonestreet)