Ruling Party in Slovakia Loses Majority in Elections

March 6, 2016 12:14 PM

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Ruling Party in Slovakia Loses Majority in Elections

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Slovakia’s ruling party, running on an anti-migrant platform, has lost its majority in parliamentary elections that also saw the success of far-right extremists, according to results announced on Sunday.

The outcome could affect the shape of the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union, which Slovakia assumes in July, as well as color ongoing talks on the Continentwide migrant crisis and the future of free movement under the Schengen Agreement.

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