Slovakia's president appoints new coalition government

March 23, 2016 8:54 PM

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BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – Slovakia's president has sworn in a new coalition government led by Prime Minister Robert Fico following his party's victory in the parliamentary election.

Fico's leftist Smer-Social Democracy came first in the March 5 ballot with 49 of the 150 seats in Parliament and secured a majority government with three other parties: the ultra-nationalist Slovak National Party, the conservative Net party and a party of ethnic Hungarians.

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